Clare Twomey. Half in shadow: Half in light

24 Mar 2018 – 17 Jun 2018

Cost of entry

Free entry

The Harley Gallery

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom


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Shedding light on life at Welbeck, Half in shadow: Half in light reveals the push and pull of time on the historic estate. Twomey will present portraits of the current working life of the estate, shown as a series of lithopanes.


A new commission for The Grand Tour from Clare Twomey.

Lithopanes first became popular in the early 1800’s. When placed in front of a light, their hidden three-dimensional images become visible on the thin porcelain plate.

The future is held in a glow of the past

Illuminated from behind, the porcelain lithopanes will skew the way that we perceive the contemporary. Just as the lives and work of generations before shape modern life at Welbeck, so too will this old technology frame the telling of Clare Twomey’s modern stories from the estate.


This exhibition is part of The Grand Tour, showcasing the diverse richness of art, architecture and landscape Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire have to offer. Discover more of the region’s hidden gems at www.thegrandtour.uk.com.

Supported by Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations fund and The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Clare Twomey

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