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Meet. Greet. Network.

By 11th March 2023April 14th, 2023No Comments

Meet. Greet. Network.

The chance to meet the other creatives and producers

Friday 24 March 2023 18:30 – 20:30 BST

Ahead of the official start of the Gloucester Lates series, we invite you to come along to the Dorothy Wilding exhibition and meet some of the young producers and creatives, who will be leading the Gloucester Lates workshops.

Refreshments will be provided!

This introductory session is part of the Gloucester Lates project – a series of weekly workshops/by young people for young people , created by Hundred Heroines in collaboration with JOLT, and is running alongside the Dorothy Wilding Exhibition at the Eastgate Shopping Centre (Gloucester).

23 Bell Walk (bottom of the escalator), Eastgate Shopping Centre, Gloucester.

This event is held in conjunction with Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs – the first exhibition of Dorothy’s work in the city where she was born.

Born in Longford in 1893, Dorothy Wilding left Gloucester for the bright lights of London, where she established her own studio by the age of 21.  This new, major exhibition features iconic portraits of the young Queen Elizabeth as well as images of some of Dorothy’s famous sitters, including Tallulah Bankhead, Cecil Beaton, Noël Coward, Vivien Leigh, Joyce Grenfell and Barbara Cartland. Other works taken in her New York studio in the 1940s and 1950s will include iconic portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and new stars of the 1950s, Yul Brynner and Harry Belafonte.

Curated by Sisters of the Lens, the exhibition comprises some of Dorothy’s iconic portraits reprinted in a large, contemporary style alongside smaller original prints and ephemera including books, magazines, coins and stamps featuring Dorothy’s work.

This project has been made possible through the generous support of the Ampersand Foundation and the Association of Independent Museums New Stories New Audiences grant scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund.