Photography and Audio Artist Commission

“I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free...”
Emily Brontë, ‘Wuthering Heights’- Chapter XII

Photography and Audio Artist Commission

For a commission of £5250, Bronte Parsonage are on the hunt for an artist who will capture the strength and freedom in both the landscapes of Yorkshire and the wonderful women that live here in a special photography exhibition in the museum.

In 2023 they will be celebrating all things to do with their landscape: animals, habitats, trees, flowers, foliage, weather, and more. Their 2023 exhibition will focus on some of the Brontë sisters’ objects that depict their love for the Yorkshire landscape and the creatures found within. They will be programming events around their local landscape, bringing in ideas around climate change and sustainability.

This idea of ‘wild’ is prevalent in the way the Brontë sisters, particularly Emily, were perceived. With the release of the new motion picture EMILY, we are leaning into this depiction of Emily Brontë as fierce and free. The 2023 exhibition will also feature costumes and memorabilia from the new EMILY film.

They want to commission a photographer who can capture both strength and freedom in their iconic landscape and the women that live here. The photographer will be inspired by the Bradford district and the landscapes that run through the Brontë’s novels and poetry. The artist will tell the diverse stories of the women that live local to the area. They’d also like the stories of these women to be captured in audio form. They envisage a series of interviews merged with soundscapes of the local environments to be played alongside the photography exhibition.

Closing date for applications is Friday 28 October.  

For more information on how to apply, and the creative requirments of the project, please visit their website and download the Artist call out brief. 

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Header Image Credit: Bronte Parsonage Museum


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