Medieval Castle to be Transformed into a Contemporary Art Venue

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An exhibition marking the start of a new relationship between Arts Council England and the National Trust will take place at Tattershall Castle from 8 – 23 of August 2009. The new initiative is aimed at promoting contemporary art in historic properties. The 15th century medieval castle, owned by the National Trust, will be transformed into a spectacular contemporary art gallery.

Tattershall Castle is a unique, early brick castle keep. Built between 1434 - 46 by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer to Henry VI, it became a highly visible symbol of his wealth, an example of medieval ‘bling’ at its best, hence the title of the show ‘House of Bling’.

The artists, Sarah Price, Geraldine Pilgrim, Catherine Bertola, Linda Florence, and KMA (Kit Monkman and Tom Wexler) have been commissioned to produce new art works inspired by the building’s history. Each artist will work within a specific area of the five-storey monument including the cellars and surrounding grounds...

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