Sitters and their stories
Tanya Raabe-Webber
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Garden
Thu 12 Oct 12 noon - 5pm
Fri 13 Oct 12 noon - 5pm
Sat 14 Oct 12 noon - 5pm
Sun 15 Oct 12 noon - 5pm
Join in the conversation as four sitters share their stories of diversity with artist Tanya capturing their essence on canvas. See how portraits take shapeAs part of the National Trust's Prejudice and Pride programme, we’re delighted to welcome award winning artist Tanya Raabe-Webber back to Beningbrough for a four day residency. During each afternoon Tanya will have conversations with four different people who are willing to share their diverse stories and experiences with the audience in the room whilst having their portrait created. It's a rare chance to see how artists develop the character of their sitter depicted in the final piece of art.Who is being painted?Following an invitation to apply and applications from Yorkshire and further afield, the four selected sitters all have a varied story to tell. Each with a different perspective of what diversity and freedom of expression means to them:Thursday 12 October – Jeremy HutchinsonDiversity to Jeremy means a total embracement of any kind of difference with fairness for all. Jeremy chooses to wear society labelled female clothing because he feels comfortable in it. He is looking forward to sharing his perspective and discussing freedom of choice and expression.Friday 13 October – Louise 'Eliza' Gregory and Dorothy ClineDorothy and Louise (known as 'Eliza' Gregory professionally) are mother and daughter, each have had their lives immersed in art and culture. Both believe in art as a way to be free and look to explore this in their conversations on how culture contributes to an individual’s freedom.Saturday 14 October – Lisa KellyLisa started life as Dave, growing up in a small Yorkshire town in the 1970s. Today Lisa is co-chair of the York LGBT Forum and cares passionately about equality and diversity for everyone.Sunday 15 October – Amy WatsonAmy is a 26 year old widow, mum to a four year old and lives in North Yorkshire. Through her life defining experiences she believes in living for the moment. She explores different cultural traditions and perspectives to provide a unique insight into common problems.The event is part of Trust New Art, the National Trust’s programme of contemporary arts inspired by the places we look after.

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This is a free event

Tickets: Normal admission charges apply (free to National Trust members)

Suitable for ages: All

Organised by Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens

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Family Friendly Facilities: Beningbrough is family friendly and has been shortlisted for the 'Kids in Museums' national award. See the website for full details of what to expect from a visit including a wilderness play area, hands-on interactive art galleries and dressing up plus regular craft workshops and trails.

The hall has a lift that accesses all floors. The gardens are flat with predominantly hard standing paths. Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available for loan free of charge (pre-booking recommended).

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Garden
YO30 1DD
01904 472027

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