Leeds University Library

Re-visioning the Brontës

Published Monday 7 January 2013

Su Blackwell, Gondal (Haworth Church), 2010. Featured in the 'Wildness Between the Lines Exhibition' (14 December 2012 - 2 February 2013)

Celebrating the Brontës’ influence in art and popular culture

The Brontës provide a fascinating focus for three new events: two exhibitions and a one-day conference.

Visions of Angria: the Creativity of the Brontës.

Discover rarely seen manuscripts written by Branwell Brontë from the Library's Special Collections. Branwell's rich world of landscapes, characters and events are shown with unique visualisations by illustration students from Leeds College of Art, bringing these fantastic tales to life. This is a special opportunity to see the interplay between original manuscripts and contemporary "re-visions".

The exhibition runs until 23 February 2013 at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Wildness Between Lines

An accompanying exhibition unites emerging and established artists in a display of artworks influenced by the Brontës and their fiction. Drawing on the universal appeal of the Brontës' lives and literature, the artists have created works that offer new ways of seeing and interpreting the much-loved Brontë stories.

The exhibition runs until 2 February 2013 at Leeds College of Art.

Re-Visioning the Brontës

The Brotherton Library hosts a one-day conference on 29 January 2013. The Re-Visioning the Brontës conference takes an interdisciplinary approach, to shed light on ways in which the Brontës' legacy exerts an influence on a range of creative fields and culture.

Visit the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery