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Wild Wings Fly | Unlocked Collective

July 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - July 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Opening Friday 06 July 2018 6-9pm
Exhibition continues until 29 July 2018

Wild Wings Fly is an exhibition presenting responses to the 200th Anniversary of Emily Brontë’s Birth. Unlocked Collective have created a collection of artworks which reflect facets of Emily’s written works, personality and self. The collective have been inspired by; Wuthering Heights, The Parsonage, Emily’s personal belongings, her sources of inspiration and the surrounding Pennines. The six female artists have produced individual, intimate and reflective works using a range of different media and techniques.


Founded in 2014, Unlocked Collective is an exhibiting, multi-disciplinary, all-female arts collective based in Yorkshire. Members of the Unlocked Collective are; Carole Griffiths, Nicola Turner, Elaine Whitehead, Kaye Yeomans, Monica Fisk, Fiona Mazza

‘Where is the life we have lost in living?
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?’ – T.S Eliot

The aim of the group is to capture a reflection of sentiment and values through the fusion of old and new. The juxtaposition of abandonment and regeneration allows for a new lease of life. Within this arena the unlocking of individual creative responses are revealed through the layers of time.

The groups intentions are to create exhibitions which captures the essence of the space or place and its legacy of wherever it may be. This will be achieved through individual and thought provoking responses with an underlying synergy amongst the works. The work will be reflective, considered and mindful of the past, present and future within the broader context of its community.

‘Our duty is to preserve what the past has to say for itself, and to say to ourselves what shall be true for the future.’ – John Ruskin


July 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
July 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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South Square Centre
Unlocked Collective