NT Nunnington Hall Leaping Hares

Emma has created a special exhibition for Nunnington Hall celebrating the 366 days of 2020, a leap year.

Visitors to hall from February will discover 366 individual mixed media hares including sculptures, illustrations and paintings, all exhibited within the hall and set amongst its historic collection. Emma’s work aims to explore the array of materials that embody the ever-changing architecture and fabric of a historic building.

Emma says: “Nunnington Hall such a rich sense of history – generations have lived here and you can feel their presence in the furniture, the wallpaper and the textiles.

“Each hare that I have handmade represents a day of the year 2020, and each of those days is going to be special for someone – a birthday, an anniversary, maybe even a proposal of marriage on the Leap Day itself!”

The 366 Hares art installation will be exhibited in the Smoking Room, one hare for every day of the 2020 calendar. Each piece will be individually hand- finished by Emma and dated, including a special ‘golden hare’ marking the leap day, Saturday 29 February.

For more information: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nunnington-hall