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02 Oct 2014

High Art On Your Doorstep!

Please Note This Is A Press Archive. This Event Took Place October 2014

The exhibition follows the acclaimed contemporary craft exhibitions from the national Crafts Council collection, called ‘Bud to Bloom’ (exhibited last year – various extraordinary works of craft inspired by seeds, buds, and flowers) and ‘Legacy’, a thoughtful display about human legacy featuring artists Julian Stair and Clare Twoomey.

The National Portrait Gallery exhibition is called ‘ Treason, Plots and Murder. This wonderful exhibition includes prints and text which tell us about some of the gruesome plots, scandals and murders that were common place in the 17th century, the plots famously include the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 to the Rye House Plot in 1683. The scandals were often motivated by religion and political power, which were inextricably linked during the Stuart period

It’s autumn going into winter at Forty Hall & Estate and there are links to the Gunpowder Plot and the Rye House Plot in the area so why not join the talk by local historian Joe Studman who tell you a tale or two in his talk – ‘Unmasking Treason, Plots and Murder in Enfield’.

Cllr Rohini Simbodyal, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport, Youth and Public Health said “This is about bringing high quality art and craft to Enfield, and this new exhibition, ‘Treason, Plots and Murder’ is an amazing exhibition, lent to us by none other than the National Portrait Gallery.

“In those days the only way to communicate and spread the stories of these unwholesome happenings was to tell the stories face to face, to send letters, or to print the story and distribute it. Prints were a new form of communication and became a powerful tool for spreading stories. They are really worth taking the time to come and see.

“There is a huge quantity of art, works of crafts, and historic artefacts that are rarely seen in local areas outside the national museums and galleries. Enfield Council has exhibited a lot of home grown talent at Forty Hall & Estate and our customers have asked to see more high quality work, so we are talking to national collections and organisations to work with them to bring great art and craft to your doorstep. No need to go into town anymore, Forty Hall & Estate is the place to see art and crafts of international significance.”

‘Treason, Plots and Murder’ runs from Tuesday 7th October 2014 – Sunday 22nd February 2015.

The Hall is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday every week and Bank Holidays

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