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Charlotte Cory: Capturing the BrontësImaginative, witty installation on the history of early photographyA watercolour painting workshop also at the Parsonage:
4th October - 31st December 2013
Brontë Parsonage Museum
An installation by Charlotte Cory, one of the country's leading surreal photographic artists. The exhibition is an imaginative, witty and informative exploration of the Brontës and the history of early photography, drawing on the Victorian craze for collecting cartes des visite – portraits once produced in their millions and now discarded. Using twenty-first century techniques, Cory creates colourful new characters for these long forgotten figures, which are at the same time poignantly reminiscent of Victorian taxidermy; animals collected and preserved for posterity in their glory, and now extinct.
An illustrator will lead a one-day watercolour painting workshop at Haworth’s Brontë Parsonage Museum.A South Pennines Making and Doing Festival event at the Old School Room:
The session from 11am to 4pm, on Saturday, October 5, will be inspired by the botanical pictures painted by Charlotte Brontë when she was 16.
The cost is £15. Call Sue Newby on (01535) 640185 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for to book a place.
Imogen Collins-Thomas, who will supervise the workshop, said: "Charlotte Bronte's botanical illustrations still feel fresh and contemporary today. We will look through Charlotte's eyes, and using her techniques create images with a feel of her work." (The Telegraph & Argus)
Haworth has long been a treasure trove of antiques, second-hand books and vintage goods, but there’s even more reason to visit on 5th October, when the South Pennines Making and Doing Festival descends on the village.
The Old School Room (we still can’t believe we’ll be standing where Charlotte and Emily stood) will host a Meet the Makers Market between 11am and 4pm. Come and chat to local artists, ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask and roll up your sleeves and have a go. You might want to make your own fused glass decoration with Joanna Whitehead. Or cover buttons with vintage fabric guided by Maitena Anda.