Tyntesfield, Bristol

Visit: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tyntesfield/

The National Trust’s Tyntesfield is a fine Victorian country house near Bristol. It was created by one of England's richest commoners, William Gibbs, who built his fortune on fertiliser.

With spiralling turrets and pinnacles, ornate stone carvings and church-like windows, the house has the feel of a mysterious, fairytale mansion. Beyond the grandeur there is evidence of the building’s role as a family home and of their changing fortunes.

As part of New Expressions 3, Tyntesfield will work with socially-engaged artist Emma Smith. Smith will work with volunteers of all ages to explore music, sound and play.

The project is also part of Trust New Art Bristol - a programme of international, national and regional contemporary art projects, exhibitions and collaborations in and around National Trust properties in the Bristol area.

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Emma Smith

Emma Smith has a social practice that is both research and production based and responds to site-specific issues. Using ...view here