The history of Hestercombe, just outside of Taunton comes to life as acclaimed photographer, Trish Morrissey brings two new bodies of work to the gardens, inspired by the last female occupants of Hestercombe House, Miss Warre (1790-1872) and Mrs Portman (1854-1951) who both independently ran the estate.
Morrissey has created the work, which includes stills and film, through a residency at Hestercombe – immersing herself in the individual’s lives through archive material such as photographs, drawings, and letters.
Morrissey’s work creates a visual drama that brings the past vividly to life. ‘A Certain Slant of Life’ is open now and runs through to 25th February open 11m to 4pm every day.
Hestercome Gallery, Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG