This A1 print (23.4" x 33.1") has been produced exclusively to the Whitworth, featuring the beautiful design of The Creatures of Plas Newydd by Sarah-Joy Ford.
Printed by King & McGaw, the leading experts in fine art print publishing, based in Sussex. It is presented in a sustainable, triangular poster tube.
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This work was originally designed for Beloved, an exhibition at Plas Newydd Historic House and Gardens in Llangollen (Wales). This highly decorated cottage orne was home to Lady Eleanor Butler (1739–1829) and Sarah Ponsonby (1755–1831), who eloped from their families in Ireland to begin a life of exquisite retirement together, escaping the confines of their gendered fates of marriage and the convent. Here they lived together as life partners, with their maid and friend Mary Caryl in an extraordinary rural domesticity.
Sarah-Joy Ford is an Artist, Post-Graduate Researcher and Associate Lecturer at Manchester School of Art. Ford works with textiles to explore the complexities and pleasures of queer communities, histories and archives. Her practice sits at the intersection of digital and traditional: using strategies of quilting, digital embroidery, digital print, applique and hand embellishment.