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Published on 11 March 2020
Event date: 30/11/2020 10:00 - 06/12/2020 17:00 Export event
Come and see Emma Hunt’s new Solo Exhibition at The Old Fire Station, Carlisle, a rising star in the county.
Emma has had quite a journey to get here. She started up her work again at 44 years old, in August 2019 as a form of pain management. Emma suffers from crippling joint pain caused by a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. She spent 10 years in bed, in pain and hooked on pain medication. In September 2018, she was advised to reduce pain medication as it was at a dangerous level. Realising how much feeling she had lost to them, she became resolved to come off all pain medications. This is when she reawakened and saw the staggering beauty of our landscapes and became passionate to recreate them in pastels. This also created a great tool for pain relief. She says, “When you are creating, there is an absence of thought, and pain. It’s a great therapy to escape any form of emotional or physical pain. I really enjoy teaching this in the community and volunteering.”
The media interest has been immense, featured on Whitehaven News, The Guide, Bbc Radio Cumbria “life stories”, ITV Border News and internationally via the Press Association. All this has been very surprising and humbling for a west cumbrian lass who used to hide away from the world.
Come along and see her beautifully rendered landscapes in The Parquet Room at the Old Fire Station. All are welcome and free to enter.
Her works will be available to view from 30th November to 6th December 2020 in the Parquet room.
Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 4pm.
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