About the Artwork

Family Portrait sculpture For Indoors Inside Interior display by the Social Commentator Artist Teresa Wells, who writes….
“‘Long Gallery Selfie’ was made in response to Teresa`s observation of how we choose to communicate and represent ourselves, both historically and contemporarily.

It draws inspiration from a research visit she made to the Long Gallery at Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire.

At one end of the 24 metre Gallery there hangs a painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds of the Earl and Countess of Mexborough. However the space is currently visited by tourists and used as a venue for wedding ceremonies.

With the current trend of using communications technology to record all aspects of our lives, the work seeks to reflect comparable opinions of portraiture and its availability throughout the ages.

Both scenes where combined and condensed into a theatrical setting, to emphasise the unnatural poses and over dramatisation of events; where, without documentation would be otherwise underplayed.

Artist Comment

Awarded best in show from 3177 entries by Richard Deacon CBE at Creekside Open 2015.
x 130cm
x 64cm
x width
x height

Long Gallery Selfie (How we represent ourselves – through time)

by Teresa Wells
x 130cm
x 64cm
x width
x height


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