Exhibitions at Bruce Castle Museum
The Art of the Gestetner
- 29 September 2018 to end January 2019
The art group Alt Går Bra present a new exhibition exploring the political and social history of the world-famous Gestetner duplicating machine, made in Tottenham.
Featuring over 100 artefacts from Haringey Archive and Bruce Castle Museum, alongside those uncovered from Gestetner users from around Haringey and beyond, the exhibition explores the Gestetner machine as a device that revolutionised the office. It also reveals how the machines were put to alternative use, enabling a wave of political activists, artists and writers to produce printed publications quickly, affordably and with relative ease.
Location: Compton Gallery.
Kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Haringey Council and the Norwegian Embassy in London.
About the artists: Alt Går Bra (external link) is an art and research group exploring the intersections between art and politics through exhibitions and publications.
Inspiring Women of Haringey: A Suffragette in the Family
- From 6 October 2018 to end March 2019
2018 is the centenary year of the Representation of the People Act. This allowed some women – those owning property and over the age of 30 – the right to vote for the first time. At the general election on 14 December 1918, 8.5 million women and 5.6 million men were enfranchised. It took another 10 years until the age qualification was abolished, putting men and women on a more equal footing.
The women’s suffrage movement reached every part of the country and cut across all classes. Some of the stories about individual suffragettes and their struggle for the vote are well known to us. Other stories lay untold, forgotten or hidden.
This fascinating exhibition presents the wonderful stories and research about local women who campaigned for the vote more than 100 years ago. These stories, artefacts and photographs have been kindly shared with Collective Exchange and Bruce Castle Museum & Haringey Archive by relatives proud of these pioneering women in their families. The exhibition tells us more about the lives of these women - such as the Spongs of Muswell Hill - who made their voices heard in their fierce struggle to get the right to vote.
Location: Old Kitchen.
Black Georgian Londoners: Portraits, People and Perceptions
- From 14 October 2018 to end March 2019
Discover more about Georgian Black Londoners in this new exhibition which reveals recent research about James Townsend, the Lord of the Manor at Bruce Castle during the 18th century and his black heritage and connections, alongside a collection of rare and unusual portraits of Black Georgians.
Kindly supported by the Fellowship of St John.
Location: East Wing Gallery.
Art in the Tower
Multi-media artwork by resident art class Art2View.
- Open on special event days - next event tbc.
A changing display of artwork by resident art class Art2View in the Tudor Tower at Bruce Castle.
All works by the artists are for sale, and all proceeds kindly help the Friends of Bruce Castle and the Museum to support the free Family Activities' Art and Craft Activities Programme.
Location: Tudor Tower.
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