Our exhibition, ‘Pioneer‘, inspired by the life of 19th-century political and social campaigner Emily Massingberd is now open in Orchard Gallery at Gunby Estate Hall and Gardens. We have met some amazing people during the course of the project and feel really luck to be able to share in telling the story of this remarkable woman. The show is open until 31 August 2018.
Artist and neon maker Julia Bickerstaff very kindly allowed us to photograph her recently as she worked on the neon sign that will form the centre of our installation, Pioneer, for Gunby Hall & Gardens‘ Orchard Gallery in August. It was fascinating to watch her work and to hear all about the process. We can’t wait to see the finished sign.
We had great fun recently creating ideas for mocktails with the volunteers and staff at Gunby Hall & Gardens. The workshop, led for us by Laurence and Lynsey of Blocktails, was part of our project ‘Pioneer’ exploring the life of Emily Massingberd. Emily was a passionate campaigner for the temperance movement and established a number of temperance bars, so with the expert help of Laurence and Lynsey we set out to create our own ideas for temperance drinks.
The volunteer and staff created recipes will form part of an installation planned for Gunby’s Orchard Gallery for August.
We are delighted that our forthcoming project, Pioneer, with Gunby Estate, Hall and Gardens is being featured as part of In Another Place.
In Another Place is a celebration of contemporary art produced and presented by venues in the East Midlands.
10 regional organisations have invited visual artists to present original artworks on advertising billboards in a range of locations for 6 weeks. Transforming these everyday hoardings into a vibrant display across the region, In Another Place aims to bring art to audiences, in places where normally they would see advertising.
In Another Place is a collaboration between the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands and ten venues bringing new art to new audiences.
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For our latest project we are exploring the life of the inspirational Emily Langton Massingberd, women’s rights campaigner and former owner of Gunby Hall Estate and Gardens. The project is being supported by the National Trust and forms part of their 2018 year long celebration of Women and Power, marking the centenary of female suffrage.
We are planning to create an installation in Gunby Hall’s Orchard Gallery for August 2018 celebrating the spirit and achievements of this pioneering 19th century female, whose mark can still be seen around the Gunby Estate today. Founder of the first female members’ club, The Pioneer Club, social campaigner and ardent temperance activist, her time in Lincolnshire saw her narrowly miss obtaining a seat in the first County Council Elections in 1889, for which, as a landowner she was able to stand.
Gathering research material at Gunby Hall’s Ice House Pond