Exhibition

Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs

8 Mar 2023 – 23 May 2023

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
10:30 – 16:00
Friday
10:30 – 16:00
Saturday
10:30 – 16:00
Sunday
10:30 – 16:00

Free admission

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23 Bell Walk,

Gloucester
England, United Kingdom

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A new, major exhibition to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Dorothy Wilding – Gloucester’s pioneering photographer. Join us for the opening night on March 8 at 18:30, at 23 Bell Walk, Eastgate Centre, Gloucester, GL1 1AG.

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The first exhibition of Dorothy’s work in the city where she was born.

Born in Longford in 1893, Dorothy Wilding left Gloucester for the bright lights of London, where she established her own studio by the age of 21.  This new, major exhibition features iconic portraits of the young Queen Elizabeth as well as images of some of Dorothy’s famous sitters, including Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Noël Coward, Vivien Leigh, Joyce Grenfell and Barbara Cartland. Other works taken in her New York studio in the 1940s and 1950s will include iconic portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and new stars of the 1950s, Yul Brynner and Harry Belafonte.

Curated by Sisters of the Lens, the exhibition comprises some of Dorothy’s iconic portraits reprinted in a large, contemporary style alongside smaller original prints and ephemera including books, magazines, coins and stamps featuring Dorothy’s work.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Ampersand Foundation and the Association of Independent Museums New Stories New Audiences grant scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

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