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Sew Near- Sew Far

Lynn Setterington

A Brontë Society commission and part of Art&Heritage’s Meeting Point2 project, funded by Arts Council England.

Old School Room in Haworth
30th September -14th October 2017

A new piece of public art will go on display along the Bronte Way, West Yorkshire, this autumn as part of Bronte Parsonage Museum's five-year programme celebrating the bicentenaries of the Brontes' births.

Sew Near - Sew Far, a collaboration between celebrated textile artist Lynn Setterington and Bronte Parsonage Museum, will see a large-scale, textile artwork at three sites on the Bronte Way; each one celebrating the famous signatures of the literary sisters.

Sew Near - Sew Far forms part of of Bronte200, a five-year programme from Bronte Parsonage Museum celebrating the bicentenaries of the births of four of the Brontes - Charlotte in 2016, Branwell in 2017, Emily in 2018 and Anne in 2020. Sew Near - Sew Far is presented as part of Meeting Point2, a year-long project led by contemporary art agency Arts&Heritage that sees artists partner with museums in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections. 
A film documenting the collaboration with Bronte Parsonage Museum will be screened later in the year. 

LAUNCH Sunday 1 October, between 12pm-3pm.
Footage of the previous day’s install will be screened, and Lynn will be present to discuss this process of the creating the works, with community groups and local residents. Refreshments will be available, and we’d love to see you all there.

If you would like to see the artwork in situ during the course of the day, please view the full map  (NB – the location is only accessible on foot, although car parking is available at points A & C on the map.)

For more information about Sew Near - Sew Far, visit www.bronte.org.uk. For more information about Meeting Point2, visit www.artsandheritage.org.uk