Artist Catherine Bertola spent the winter working with our photographic archives to produce an installation bringing to life the workers of the estate, past and present. Situated in the Galleries, it provides a thought provoking insight into estate life throughout the years and is accompanied by her sound installation using the old servants bells, which are still in place.
Dudmaston: Something Old, Something New
Film producer, Ben Wigley, uses a combination of traditional 16mm black and white celluloid film, modern video and sound recording, to create a inovative film that reflects the essence of Dudmaston . He combines voices from the past with those of the present to portray moments and memories that give a heartfelt and personal account of Dudmaston.
Take a look at the film here
Come and view both installations during 2015 and 2016.
His and Her's for August
Sir George and Rachel, Lady Labouchere both enjoyed collecting pieces of artwork. However their tastes were very different as demonstrated in the contrasting Spanish and Botanical Galleries. We would like to give you a taste of these contrasts, so each month Hall volunteers, Geoff and Lizzie, will be highlighting a piece of art from 'his' and 'hers' collection. Visit here to discover this month’s choices where Geoff and Lizzie present 'Spanish Town' and 'Flowerpot against a Starry Sky'.
Browse our collections
Did you know we have over 3,700 items within our collections at Dudmaston? Unfortunately it’s not possible for us to display everything at once so all of the pieces we hold are now available for you to view online. There’s lots to take a look at, botanical paintings; textiles that date back hundreds of years; the modern art collection and more. We all have our favourites, so take a look, what will be yours?
I hope that the visitors to this display of modern art will not allow themselves to be shocked by an art which may seem unusual to them and that, by endeavouring to appreciate a new way of perceiving beauty, they will experience a degree of joy and excitement, which I myself have undergone.