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BETWEEN THE LINES

Artists dream of open briefs and generous commissioners. Commissioned by Bradford Museum & Galleries, Darbey’s site-specific exhibition at Cliffe Castle Museum was the culmination of her one-year residency.

Darbey found her muse in letters written by Mary Louise Roosevelt Burke Butterfield, the American wife of Henry Isaac Butterfield, a West Yorkshire textile magnate and owner of Cliffe Castle. Read the full PDF exhibition brochure in the press section
here.

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© Naseem Darbey 2014

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    BODICE 2010// Drawn from the Butterfield Bodice at Cliffe Castle// Hollow stitch drawing on soluble Romeo// W: 45cm D: 19cm L:35cm (when installed- approx 6ft tall with threads)
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    BODICE DETAIL 2010// Drawn from the Butterfield Bodice at Cliffe Castle// Hollow stitch drawing on soluble Romeo// W: 45cm D: 19cm L:35cm (when installed- approx 6ft tall with threads)
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    CHRISTENING GOWN 2011// Hollow stitch drawing on soluble Romeo// W: 67cm D: 14cm L:113cm (when installed- approx 6ft tall with threads)
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    FIND MY HANDSOME SHORT LACE CAMISOLE 2010// Machine stitched drawing on soluble Romeo// W: 60cm D: 15cm L: 40cm (when installed- approx 6ft tall with threads)
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    IF YOUR HEART IS NOT NAILED TO CLIFFE HALL (installation image) 2010// Drawn from a human heart at the Gordon Museum, London// Hollow stitch drawing on soluble Romeo// L: 20cm W: 15cm H: 14cm
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    IF YOUR HEART IS NOT NAILED TO CLIFFE HALL 2010// Drawn from a human heart at the Gordon Museum, London// Hollow stitch drawing on soluble Romeo// L: 20cm W: 15cm H: 14cm
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    TIARA 2011// Drawn from a 19th century tiara at Lotherton Hall, Leeds// Machine stitched drawing on soluble Romeo// W: 15cm D: 12cm L:14cm (when installed- approx 6ft tall with threads)
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    TIARA 2011// Drawn from a 19th century tiara at Lotherton Hall, Leeds// Machine stitched drawing on soluble Romeo// W: 15cm D: 12cm L:14cm (when installed- approx 6ft tall with threads)