The exhibition, called ‘Half in shadow: Half in light’, features a collection of photographs capturing ten people, with each one illustrating the diversity of life and work on the estate, which sits on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.
Through the use of advanced digital production, Clare Twomey has overcome the technical challenge of engineering ultra-thin, 1mm thick, porcelain lithophanes at A3 size. Images can only be seen clearly when the lithophanes are illuminated from behind.
Twomey’s interest in the Welbeck Estate was sparked by her first visit 15 years ago, and she has followed its development into a more contemporary space since then. Apart from The Harley Gallery, the estate hosts dozens of artist studios, a highly regarded farm shop, the School of Artisan Food, production of Stichelton cheese, as well as The Portland Collection, the historic art collection of the Dukes of Portland whose family has been at Welbeck for over 400 years.