The Artists

‘Trust the Tale’

‘Trust the Tale’ is an exhibition by East Midlands artists Jane Pepper, Nicola Rae and Janet Turville, originally hosted at the Rainbow Gallery, Durban House, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire from 1st – 29th May 2011, and re-presented in the more literary context of Nottingham’s historic Bromley House Library 4th Feb – 21st Mar 2013.

Durban House is part of the award-winning D.H. Lawrence Heritage at Eastwood. Built in 1896 as the Eastwood offices of coal owners Barber, Walker & Co. It is here that D.H.Lawrence came regularly as a boy to collect his father’s wages.

Bromley House was built as a fine residence in 1752 before a reversal of fortune led to its refurbishment in 1820 as home for the newly established Nottingham Subscription Library. The library’s holdings include extensive collections of historic literature, including Victorian and Edwardian fiction.

The exhibition title ‘Trust the Tale‘ is drawn from Lawrence’s own insight, in his capacity as critic, that we should “Never trust the artist. Trust the tale”, and the exhibition includes alternative interpretations and responses to various aspects of Lawrence’s life and work. The artists, all Fine Art graduates of the University of Nottingham, have each focused on aspects of Lawrentian heritage that most resonate with their individual practice to produce diverse work in a variety of media.

Visit the  Artists page to find out more about the artists, and the Gallery page to see images from the original exhibition.