Brontë Parsonage Museum - an installation and film for Emily Brontë bicentenary 2018

The Brontë Parsonage Museum has commissioned Kate Whiteford to create an installation and exhibition in the museum for Spring 2018, part of BRONTË 200 celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Emily Brontë.
The starting point for this new body of work is the fact that Emily Brontë owned a Merlin hawk, called Nero, and all the associated ideas of flight, hunting, cruelty, entrapment and escape gives another insight into Emily Brontë's writing. This is a new and unexplored dimension to the Brontë story, one that aims to create an immersive, poetic film that invites another way of thinking about Emily Brontë.
Kate has worked extensively with the idea of the 'bird's eye view' in previous projects, often with reference to archaeology and hidden signs in the landscape revealed by remote sensing - especially aerial photography.

What a Pest: Managing Moths and the Corryvrechan Tapestry

National Museums Scotland Blog


By Lynn McClean

At eight metres high and four metres wide the Corryvrechan tapestry is one of the largest in the collection. It was designed by Kate Whiteford and woven by the Dovecot Studios for the opening of the Museum of Scotland in 1998 (which, along with the Royal Museum, became the National Museum of Scotland in 2006) but in 2003 it was moved to a more prominent position in Hawthornden Court.

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Commission, United Agents HQ, London : 2016


Pavilion – plan for a new house and artwork (with Hugh Cullum Architects) – Hemingford Abbots, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire : ongoing 2015 – 2017

The Necklace

The Necklace, Archaeological Shadows (revisited) – Mount Stuart Trust, Isle of Bute, PA20 9LR – 12 August – 30 October 2016

Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire – Proposal for the Emily Brontë bicentenary – Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, Yorkshire, B22 8DR : 2018

Paint Her To Your Own Mind

Paint Her To Your Own Mind: Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. p.147 Volume VI. 1762 – The Laurence Sterne Trust, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, North Yorkshire, YO61 : 9 July – 30 September 2016

False Perspectives exhibition

False Perspectives (after Capability Brown, 1716 – 2016 tercentenary) – opens Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, HG1 2SA : 24 June 2016 – 30 September 2016