The past exhibition Lace Unveiled presented work by contemporary artists inspired by lace displayed within the rooms of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of the Romantic Poet Lord Byron.
These were shown alongside objects from the world-class Nottingham City Museums & Galleries Lace Collection.
Works include Bragança and Mestre de Avis by Lisbon-based Joana Vasconcelos, a video commission by artist Joy Buttress and designer Manolis Papastavrou, new installations by Shane Waltener in the house and grounds, and the secrets we keep from ourselves by textiles artist Lucy Brown in Lord Byron’s former Dressing Room.
The Lace Unveiled exhibition was part of Lace Unravelled, a season of events to celebrate Nottingham City Museums and Galleries’ world-class lace collection and Nottingham’s machine-made lace heritage. Lace Unravelled has been made possible thanks to Arts Council England’s Designation Development Fund and The Grand Tour.
Past Exhibition from 10 March 2018 to 22 April 2018
The virtual tour
Now, through V21 Artspace we are able to bring you three virtual tours of Lace Unveilled.
Click on the images below to explore the rooms and locations throughout Newstead Abbey & Gardens.
Score For Newstead by Shane Waltener
The Monks Stew Pond
The secrets we keep from ourselves by Lucy Brown
Lord Byron’s former Dressing Room
He slept standing up by Shane Waltener
Edward III Bedroom
Braganca and Mestre de Avis by Joana Vasconcelos
Duke of Sussex Bedroom