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YouTube film of 2010 British Glass Biennale

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I’ve just found this short film of The 2010 British Glass Biennale, which has a very brief shot of ‘Charlotte’s Dress’.

The 2010 British Glass Biennale on YouTube

‘Wildness Between Lines’ Private View

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I travelled over the moors, through Haworth, to attend the private view of ‘Wildness Between Lines’ at Leeds College of Art in December. It was great to meet Nick Cass who selected and curated the exhibition and meet some of the artists in the show. I met Teresa Whitfield whose drawing of Charlotte Brontë’s black lace shawl I greatly admired. I thought the diverse selection of work was put together and hung beautifully and was really pleased that Charlotte’s Dress could be seen again in a new context for a fresh audience.



Charlotte's Dress with work by Su Blackwell, Marci Washington and Teresa Whitfield

Work by Paula Chambers with a digital video piece by Simon Warner


Teresa Whitfield Charlotte Brontë's Shawl


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I have recently visited ‘Lost in Lace’ exhibtion at Birmingham City Art Gallery and the Stewart Easton exhibition ‘Four Tragic Tales’ at the MAC. Both exhibitions were inspirational and the ‘ghost dresses’ of  ‘After the Dream’ by Chiharu Shiota, ecoes the dress my mother made for my MA show. which was an interpretation of the empty dress that was Charlotte Bronte’s wedding dress. Chiharu Shiota said of the work, ‘My installations with clothes always refer to the clothes as a second skin, which carry the memories of the people who wore these clothes’

After the Dream, Chiharu Shiota, 2011

'The Empty Dress'

Stewart Easton 'Four Tragic Tales'

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