New Normanby exhibition celebrates Hall’s multicultural influences

Council News
15:10, Thursday, 27th February 2020

Normanby Hall is traditionally seen as a typical English Country House. Its new exhibition which opens on 6 March and runs until 1 November 2020, invites visitors to look again.

The Hall dates to the Regency period, a time of travel and discovery. As a result, it is bursting with influences from many different cultures. From the architecture to the furnishings, and from the use of items to the techniques used to make them.

Visitors will explore the Regency rooms and discover the clues hidden in plain sight, as well as being able to take a trip around the four corners of world in fashion past and present in the first floor costume gallery.

Stunning new contemporary artworks, inspired by the Hall’s design and decoration will join the displays. The eye-catching installations include a part-sculpture and part functional furniture Egyptian Sphinx by Canadian artist Ian Kirkpatrick, whose other commissions have included the London 2012 Olympics and the Tour de France and hand-printed curtains by acclaimed Glasgow based designers Timorous Beasties.

Other pieces sure to get visitors talking include a grotesque dinner service, inspired by mythical beasts by contemporary artist Lindsey Mendick, and a chandelier created for the library by North Lincolnshire based Mandy Keating, featuring more than 140 faces from the local community.

The International Country House exhibition opens 6 March 2020 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in March. It is then open daily from 3 April, before limited opening returns in September. The Hall is open 10.30am to 5pm and entry is included in park admission.

Make the most of your visit to the award-winning Normanby Hall Country Park by buying an annual membership. Memberships start from as little as £21 and let you enjoy the Hall, gardens and facilities as many times as you like for a full year.

Keep up to date with all the exhibitions, events and activities at Normanby Hall Country Park by finding them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or by visiting the Normanby Hall website