Anne Bronte P200

On Monday my friend and I had a lovely drive over to Scarborough, a seaside town on the East Yorkshire coast. We were going to see a piece of my work in an exhibition – it was pretty exciting as I’ve never had something exhibited like that before!

Anne Bronte P200

Back in the summer I heard about a project being organised to celebrate 200 years since Anne Bronte’s birth. Anne was one of the famous literary Bronte sisters, she was born in Haworth, just up the road from here, but she died aged about 30 in Scarborough.

She wrote two books, Agnes Grey and the Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Over the years she’s been a bit overlooked by her more famous sister Charlotte,but actually Anne was quite radical in her time, a feminist in a male dominated era. She wrote about how life was for many women, with alcoholic, abusive husbands and no legal means of escape. This didn’t necessarily make her popular with those who preferred the sanitised version of life in their times.

This exhibition and lots of other events in Scarborough this year aim to set the record straight! It’s the brainchild of Lindsey Tyson, she’s done an amazing job getting 200 artists organised! She’s a textile artist herself working from her studio in Scarborough, her work is beautiful.

200 artists were each given a page from a vintage copy of The Tenent of Wildfell Hall and we had to create something inspired by the page, or by Anne herself. I wrote about my piece and how it came about here.

Anne Bronte P200

The exhibition opened on Friday at Woodend Gallery on The Crescent in Scarborough. There’s an amazing variety of art media on display, painting, calligraphy, book art, as well as embroidery. I felt pretty proud of my piece!

Anne Bronte P200

There’s also a book been published which has a photo of each piece and the artists description…so I’m in print!!! I picked up my book on Monday, it was beautifully gift wrapped!

Anne Bronte P200

If you’re in the area it’s well worth a visit, though don’t go this Saturday as there’s some event on so it’s not open. There’s been alot in the press about it, with TV and radio interviews, so hopefully it will be well supported. You never know, I might even sell my piece!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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21 Responses to Anne Bronte P200

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Congratulations, your piece looks wonderful, and it is exciting to be in the art gallery. I plan on going over next week to see the exhibition, I shall claim bragging rights over having seen yours on your blog!

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  2. Congratulations! Your piece is lovely, and it must feel wonderful to be a part of the project!


  3. Jane M says:

    Your piece looks fabulous. My book Is on order so hopefully will arrive soon

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  4. tialys says:

    You are rightly proud of your piece and how exciting to have it immortalised in a real book!

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  5. Gail says:

    How exciting to have some of your work on display in this special exhibit! I want to walk down the path you have created…

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  6. Sharon says:

    What an amazing exhibit!!!!! Congrats on participating, I remember your post on this. Thank you for the update.

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  7. claire93 says:

    ooooh in print, eh??? How exciting!

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  8. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    This is exciting! Congratulations… If your piece doesn’t sell I hope that you frame it as a keepsake. You do such great work. I am glad you are getting some recognition.

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  9. corrineappleby says:

    Congratulations! I shall pop down and take a look!

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  10. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Congratulations!p❣️ Wish I could pop over for a viewing, and enjoy some cake after. 😘

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  11. kathyreeves says:

    How exciting that the exhibition is finally here. The book will be a marvelous keepsake for you, but how wonderful to see the exhibit in person too. Congratulations Margaret!

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  12. Wow what an exhibit and I did not realize Charlotte Bronte had a sister who wrote!

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  13. tinaor says:

    Well done! Very exciting and how wonderful to be part of something so unique. It’s been years since I read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall when I was a teenager! If I lived closer I would have loved to visit the exhibition. Thank you so much for giving us a little peek here.

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  14. anne54 says:

    Very exciting Margaret! Your piece sits so well with the others.I would love to have got to see the exhibition ~ what a shame I am just that little bit too far away!

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  15. magpiesue says:

    I’d have ordered a copy of the book as there’s no way I could attend the exhibit. Fear of toxins from the printed page kept me from even ordering the book though. 😦 I’m sure the exhibit will be enjoyed and appreciated by all who see it.

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  16. Sheryl says:

    The Anne Bronte exhibit sounds wonderful

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  17. da-AL says:

    Many congrats & best of luck!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Catherine says:

    Congratulations! What a great exhibition to be a part of.

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