This investigatory journey of memory, identity and loss shows artworks and texts by Louise Weir. Her work is informed by the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, which also examines these themes within its narrative. Exploring the text helped Louise examine her own personal history and emotional landscape, creating a dialogue between the text, isolated memories and specific events at the time of making.
In her work, Louise creates an emotional landscape as well as a physical one. Elements fragment, reappear and echo to create a mysterious place where the stories and memories overlap, meet and converse; ‘real’ memories and ‘fictional’ narratives that co-exist in parallel landscapes converge.
Her response to location is informed by loss, memories, and a new appreciation of what can be tied up in the memory of a ‘place’ especially one we call home. This dialogue between past and present is reflected in Louise’s methodology, which brings together a breadth of traditional and digital processes.
The exhibition will continue at Showcase Gallery until 11th February and then tour to:
The Gallery at Bank Quay House, 2017
The Dickens’ Museum, 2018
This exhibition was funded by the Arts Council England.