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Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs Exhibition Opening Night

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Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs Exhibition Opening Night

Time: March 8, 2023 from 6:30pm to 10pm
Location: Eastgate Centre, Gloucester
Street: 23 Bell Walk, Eastgate Centre, Gloucester, GL1 1AG
City/Town: Gloucester
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Phone: 07831487606
Event Type: exhibition, opening, night
Organized By: Hundred Heroines
Latest Activity: Feb 28

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Event Description

A new, major exhibition to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the birth of Dorothy Wilding – Gloucester’s pioneering photographer.

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.

Join us for the opening night on 8 March, 18.30 at 23 Bell Walk, Eastgate Centre, Gloucester, GL1 1AG. Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs will thereafter run till 23 May, Thursday to Sunday 10:30 – 16:00.

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. 

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