Visitorian Wallpaper in today's Country Life! Oh and Happy Birthday! to HRH Prince Charles who is featured on the cover...
Starting this weekend, October 16th - Feb 2017 - Charlotte Cory in Deutschland
Sir Joseph Swan - hero of my contribution to the Fabricating Histories Exhibition starting at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle this November. More info coming...
Having just received picture back from the magnificent Palazzo Strozzi in Florence which was part of the Threadneedle Prize exhibition, we are now sending off Visitorians to the Altana Kulture Stiftung Sinclair-Haus Museum in Bad Homberg for the 2nd Skin exhibition "DIE ZWEITE HAUT" which starts in mid-October. Meanwhile hard at work on an inspired Arts Council commission based on the Visitorian John Martins which will be exhibited in John Martin's native Newcastle this winter...
Miss Fane (left) resolutely sits by the sea, refusing to believe that it is the end of a long hot summer...
Great news - Charlotte Cory's artist's book "Jane Eyre - What She Wrought" - exhibited in this year's Royal Academy 2016 Summer Exhibition
New Exhibition Coming Soon (grand opening, Thursday 14 April 2016) - at the Woolff Gallery in Charlotte Street. Come and meet Jane Eyre. Online catalogue available here
CHARLOTTE BRONTË AT THE SOANE
Exhibition to celebrate Charlotte Brontë's Bicentenary, curated by Charlotte Cory, at the Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields. There will be special guided tours and a glamorous Jane Eyre themed ticketed evening event, sponsored by Colonel Fox's delicious London Dry Gin and incredible Joseph Mellot Sancerre wine to open the show on Friday March 18th. Authentic Brontë artefacts (like the dress that Charlotte Brontë wore to Thackeray's dinner party in 1850) mingle with Cory visitoriana (the stuffed baby giraffe etc). And some wonderful Brontë/Cory souvenirs in the shop, of course! There will be a brilliant harpist (playing on an early 19th century single action harp) and sopraniste. A party and celebration not to be missed. Full colour illustrated booklet AND a beautiful map of Charlotte Brontë's London.
For more info, see: sirjohnsoane/bronteexhibition
Charlotte Cory's BBC Radio 4 Drama series CHARLOTTE BRONTË IN BABYLON airs the week the exhibition at the Soane opens, Monday 14th March - Friday 18th March at 10.45am and 7.45pm each day. Recorded in Salford with a fantastic cast, starring Sam Powers (of Coronation Street fame) as Charlotte Brontë (as she has never been heard before).
Charlotte Brontë's Bicentenary Bash on April 21st at the British Library - the birthday party to end all birthday parties! There wont be another one like it (for Charlotte Brontë anyway) for another 200 years. Tickets only just released so grab them now while you can!
3 - 20 Feb: A Charlotte Cory artwork: THE ANCESTRAL TEA-POT (below) an enormous print, 35 x 55 inches, 99 x 140 cms, framed in signatureVisitorian blue. Selected for the Columbia Threadneadle Figurative Art Today Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, 2016 where the edition will be on sale: 3 - 20th Feb 2016. After that it will go to the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence in July.
To read the full story of the Ancestral Teapot, see here
Showing with Jamm Gallery at the AFFORDABLE ART FAIR in Hampstead, 11 - 14 June 2015. New small works on offer. Speak to Amy Frost or Jemma Hickman
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge Limited Edition Visitorian mugs sont arrivées made from beautiful pure white French porcelain - as befits a princess! NOW SOLD OUT
A new updated facebook fan page! https://www.facebook.com/charlottecory.artist
The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, 11-14 June
A range of Charlotte Cory latest artworks showing with JAMM GALLERY
I Found This & Thought of You - Charlotte Cory's 3D postcards of a Visitorian peering into a convex mirror (left) and a statue reclining in the cellars (below) at the Sir John Soane's Museum - currently showing at Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP. All the original artworks in the exhibition will be sold by raffle to raise funds and there is a book of 50 postcards from the exhibition available from the Museum shop which also stocks a number of Charlotte Cory Visitorian items. An article about the exhibition appeared in the Telegraph's Luxury section where you can click through and see lots of the other lovely images.
May 2015 - Limited Edition Visitorian "Princess Charlotte of Cambridge" French white porcelain mugs available shortly!
November 19th 2014: The Sir John Soane's Museum in Lincoln's Inn, London have just got their new Charlotte Cory Christmas card in stock. But hurry! hurry! they are selling out quick (the first card I ever did for them is now a collector's item and the tragedy is I dont have a single copy myself!!)
STOP PRESS - The Wunderkammer below was featured in THE TIMES write-up of the AAF and Charlotte Cory's miniature of a wistful bear got a special mention!
All kinds of NEW Charlotte Cory affordable artworks - including a range of very reasonably priced Visitorian fashion plates and some unique tinted canvases - will be for sale at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, 23 - 26 October 2014 with JAMM - a wunderkammer of a gallery run by Amy Frost and Jemma Hickman. Hurry while stocks last!
June 2nd 2014: Varnishing Day at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; The Visitorian John Martin print that hung in Patrick Brontë's study at the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Yorks Sept - Dec 2013 is now at the Royal Academy. Branwell Brontë himself, of course, never made it to the RA school, having spent all the money his doting aunt gave him to go and study there in a hostelry in Holborn!
June 13th, 2014 Official Launch of the Visitorian Midsummer's Afternoon Tea at The Gilbert Scott in St Pancras.