The Souvenir Collection

Seaside Twist
archival digital print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching

2018

A tiny 19th century carnelian souvenir locket containing multiple views of Hastings landmarks, held within the collections of Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, was the stimuli for this series of  constructed digital collages. They images are personal souvenirs of living beside the sea in Hastings and St Leonards on Sea. Rather than focussing on landmarks, they question the role of the timeless, ever changing seascape in the making and remaking of seaside memories.

The Souvenir Collection was shown in the ‘Collect’ exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, 2018, alongside works by thirteen other artists responding to items in the museum.

A Day by the Sea, Hastings and St Leonards
archival digital print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching

 

Precious Sea
archival digital print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching

 

Souvenir, St Leonards on Sea
archival digital print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching

Mirror Sea
archival digital print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching

 

A series of souvenir ‘bradges’ were made and sold in the HM&AG shop during the exhibition.

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