The Souvenir Collection

Seaside Twist
archival digital print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching

2018

In 2017, while Chair of SoCo Artists, I set up Collect – a collections based exhibition, in collaboration with Catherine Harvey, Curator of Art and World Cultures at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.

My own work for the exhibition at the Museum responded to a tiny 19th century carnelian souvenir locket containing multiple views of Hastings landmarks through this series of constructed digital collages. Bringing the sea to the forefront of memory and recollection, the  images are personal souvenirs of living beside the sea in Hastings and St Leonards on Sea. They question the role of the timeless, ever changing seascape in the making and remaking of seaside memories.

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. They are now available for sale in Rye Art Gallery.

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