TJ WILCOX: The Heir and Astaire
The 2012 exhibition programme at Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall will open on 12 May with a solo show by American artist TJ Wilcox.
The Heir and Astaire is devoted to the marriage of American theatrical star Adele Astaire (sister of Fred) and Lord Charles Cavendish. A daringly modern pair for their era, Adele and Charles embodied the innovation, freedom and extravagant modern luxury of high society in the interwar years.
The film traces Adele’s show business success and short married life at Lismore Castle, the seat of the Devonshire family, following her retirement from dancing. Silent sequences of photographs from Adele’s childhood and married life are interspersed with an interview with the current Dowager Duchess of Devonshire at Lismore about the couple. The exhibition continues until 10 June.