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Artist creates unique view into Gawthorpe Hall's past
4:14pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
RENOWED British artist Catherine Bertola is coming to Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, for a special event.
She is the creator of Flicker, a contemporary art installation in the hall.
The installation is based on 19th Century camera obscuras — box-like optical devices that artists used to help them make sketches.
Visitors are invited to look into the lenses of devices in the Great Hall, Drawing Room and the Long Gallery.
Each device captures an image of the area where it stands, into which scenes from the past then flicker into view.
These scenes offer glimpses of events and people from the hall's past, covering the period from the English civil war in the mid-17th century, through to Victorian dinner parties and children playing in the 1950s.
Visitors are invited to join Catherine and a panel of inspirational guests on September 7, from 2pm to 4pm, to consider how contemporary artists can bring a new way of looking at heritage sites and to explore how photography can provide a fresh view of the past.
Tickets for the event cost £6 for adults, £4 for concessions, and are available from flickertalk.eventbrite.co.uk or by phoning 01282 421986, ext 204.
Booking is essential.
The price includes entry to the hall, tea and homemade cake.
Parking is free.
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