The Cardiff/Miller House in Lethbridge
The Cardiff/Miller House is an 8 x 16 replica of an infamous art house in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada owned by artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures-Miller. Over the years, countless artists and people who are part of the art world have lived there, made their work, and been a part of the community. The tiny version of the house aims to explore domesticity in the art world, the tiny house movement, mobility, sustainable practice, and the potential of the creative nerve centre.
The house was a labour of love and bringing it to its first exhibition was a moment of joy made possible by many people. The interior of the house is furnished with artworks by over forty artists with ties to the house, not to mention the imaginative, skilled efforts of so many craftspeople, artisans, and tradespeople who dedicated their time and care to a creative, outlier project. Rod and I continue to be humbled and grateful to witness the generosity and energy around this project.
Tomorrow the Cardiff/Miller House makes its debut in its hometown, at the University of Lethbridge, hosted by the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. I wanted to acknowledge and thank the people who have participated in the project, and who have helped it
Janet Cardiff and George Bures-Miller
Petra Mala Miller
The Canada Council for the Arts / Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge
D-Lease & Rental (Davis Auto Group)