Contemplating Hope


'Contemplating Hope' is a new work by ceramist Layla Khoo. Specially commissioned for the Brontë Parsonage Museum, it features a series of carefully crafted ceramic vessels into which visitors are invited to post a slip of paper containing their hopes and dreams for the future.

The work is a creative response to the diary papers of Anne and Emily Brontë. The sisters would write their aspirations for the future on scraps of paper which they would store in a cash box and only revisit after four years. A selection of these diary papers will also be on display as part of the exhibition.

'Contemplating Hope', which was originally planned for 2020, has taken on a new meaning since the pandemic, with a focus on the future at the forefront of so many minds.

Layla Khoo is a multimedia 3D artist specialising in ceramics and site specific installations. Her work is responsive - responding to ideas, events or collections of objects. Layla's recent work includes installations at Dalby Forest, Whitby Museum and at Nunnington Hall for the National Trust.

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Adult - £9.50
Adult 65+ - £7.50
Concession - £6.50
Child - £4.00 (Under 5s free)
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Contemplating Hope

Type:Art Exhibition

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR
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Bronte Parsonage Museum ExteriorBronte Parsonage Museum, HaworthThe Brontes are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their home from 1820 to 1861. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte were the authors of some of the best loved books in the English language.

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