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Thu 27th May 2021
Friends of Castle Howard Preview: Moth by Sarah Gillespie
Event Type: Friends of Castle Howard

British artist, Sarah Gillespie will present Moth in the Courtyard Gallery at Castle Howard from 29th May to 5th September 2021.

Moth has seen Sarah Gillespie research, draw and engrave common English moths by way of highlighting their dramatic and devastating decline and celebrating their overwhelming importance.

The exhibition will feature all 22 of the resulting mezzotints as well as new work, Gillespie's largest mezzotint to date. Measuring a monumental 2' x 3', it features a Peppered Moth, and marks a stark change to a process that is normally measured in inches and not feet. Sarah will live in the grounds of Castle Howard as part of a month long artist's residency where she will study the moth population and produce new works in response, including ones created publicly during visiting hours.

Friends of Castle Howard are invited to attend the launch of Moth on Friday 28th May between 5pm and 8pm. Tickets are free of charge but must be booked in advance. 

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