‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’. - Anne Brontë’s final words to her sister Charlotte were ‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’, and they have proved to be inspirational not only to her ...
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Jane Eyre at the Woolff Gallery
An exhibition by Charlotte Cory
Preview 14th April. Show 15th April to 6th May
Woolff Gallery, 89 Charlotte St, London, W1T 4PU
Charlotte Cory is a writer and artist, based in London (when she is not in her studio beside the Loire in France). Her Visitoriana® - reworked Victorian photography and taxidermy - create a whole alternative post-Darwinian 19th Century, in which animals are firmly in charge. In recent years these have
acquired cult status.
Her artworks are in the Royal Collection and have been shown on a number of occasions at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. All Saints clothing store have produced t-shirts featuring her pictures and Colonel Fox’s gin uses her artwork on its labels. The Sir John Soane’s Museum have issued
a beautiful calendar of Cory’s images for 2017. This year she is showing in Florence, Arles and Madrid - as well as at the Woolff Gallery, London.
While writing a BBC Radio 4 drama series about Charlotte Brontë’s visits to London as a published writer, Charlotte Cory also curated “Charlotte Brontë at the Soane”, an exhibition currently at the gloriously eccentric Sir John Soane’s Museum about Charlotte Brontë’s fictitious visit to the museum.
Here at the Woolff, meanwhile, we are hosting Cory’s Brontë inspired artworks, one of her signature cabinets of curiosity and launching her book of illustrations, loosely based on Charlotte Brontë’s great classic, Jane Eyre. Why all this Brontë stuff? Because it is Charlotte Brontë’s 200th birthday on April 21st. We will be cutting a cake.