Saturday, 9 November 2013

Part 3

While we were in Yorkshire we also visited Haworth Parsonage where the Brontes lived. This was very interesting and we were lucky enough to be there whilst there was an installation on by Charlotte Cory
 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.

 This was fascinating and increased my enjoyment of the exhibition though reading the visitors book there was a mixed reaction, I think people either loved or hated it.
The village is also very pretty and there is an amazing sculptress who has a gallery there whose name I can't remember.

We then travelled on to Grimsby to see Alice Fox's exhibition 'Tide Marks', an excellent exhibition, I loved it all, one day I may get to own a piece of her work. So lucky to get to see this, only because it coincided with Cloth and Memory. look at her site to see work from the exhibition
Both exhibitions gave me lots of inspiration.

Above me doing my thing on Cleethorpes beach, hubby took the top two photos, the long view and of course I took the interesting ones. This is a beautiful beach and full of interesting finds.

Next stop was Lincoln where we stayed in another apartment with views of the cathedral. I seem to have stopped using my camera by this stage. We visited the cathedral, the castle and walked down Steep Hill, and it was, especially on the way back to see the canal that runs through the town.
Next day we drove back and I went to work on designing and printing fliers and posters for my Christmas open studio.
I've been a very busy bee, hence not many posts recently.


  1. I love these pictures. Between the two of you, you've perfectly captured the place. I want to go there *smile*!

  2. Thanks Penny, it was lovely, amazingly all along the promenade are amusement arcades, cafes etc but when you are on the beach you feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere.