Multi-tasking arts lover keeps busy with head in the Cloud at Harewood

Not only is she the Countess of Harewood, she’s also an artist and curator, having worked as a painter and a sculptor before setting up Project Space Leeds in 2006, a contemporary art space in the city’s centre.

Her most recent venture, co-curating the latest exhibition at Harewood House alongside university friend and director of London’s Whitechapel Gallery, Iwona Blazwick, will be a testimony of what she can really do.

In Cloud Country sees the works of British and internationally renowned artists hung on the walls of what used to be a room set aside for dogs and mud-splattered boots, transformed over 20 years ago into The Terrace Gallery, Harewood’s first contemporary arts space.

“Since Turner came to Harewood at 22, his first visit to the North, we have been supporting contemporary art and that is a tradition we want to continue,” she says.

The house exudes history, telling a story

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