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Please do touch the art!

Ellie Brennan is a textile artist commissioned to create an installation inspired by our new exhibition, The Brontës' Web of Childhood.

‘Tactile Turmoil’ is her respose: an interactive piece exploring the Brontë sisters’ first impressions of their new home when they moved to Haworth in 1820. The installation highlights the contrast between the swirling, dark nature of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape and the innocence of childhood.

Ellie’s practice examines class and comfort, resonating with the Brontë sisters' life in a small village plagued by illness and death. Despite their grim surroundings, they created vibrant stories and tales that began their creative journey. Ellie has used this as a springboard to create a unique and interactive piece of art. What’s most exciting is that Ellie invites our audience to touch and feel the artwork.

Ellie’s work provides a tactile and critical commentary on 19th-century Britain. Through the creation of labour-intensive rugs and miscellaneous textile pieces, Ellie reinvents traditional making methods and adapts them for modern applications.

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Tactile Turmoil

Type:Exhibition

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Church Street, Haworth, BD22 8DR
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Season (27 Jan 2024 - 30 June 2024)

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Brontë Parsonage Museum Garden (c) Bevan CockerillBronte Parsonage Museum, HaworthThe Brontës are the world's most famous literary family and Haworth Parsonage was their home from 1820 to 1861. Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë were the authors of some of the best loved books in the English language.

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