Exhibition

In My Mother’s Footsteps

27 May 2017 – 15 Jul 2017

The Exchange

Penzance
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Buses stop in the centre of Penzance.
  • The Exchange is a five-minute walk from the train and bus stations

Save Event: In My Mother’s Footsteps

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:

close

A poignant exhibition inspired by conversations between Nickie Carlyon and her mother, Elspeth, centering on an envelope of photographs which document Elspeth’s childhood.

About

"This project started with the discovery of an old envelope of negatives which I had developed, they were of my Mum, Elspeth and her family and her childhood idle of early life on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Elspeth is now 91, she has dementia, and the photographs are memories of a precious and distant time that she remembers with amazing clarity.  They prompt conversations, laughter and tears which I have been recording, and every time we look at these together, another recollection like names of the dogs, people and their significance in Elspeth’s early childhood days.

The photographs have been a rich source of inspiration for a series of paintings; these are my imaginings of the colour and world where Mum lived. They are between reality and a dream place; they are the past which I am trying to rekindle so Mum can remember."

Nicki Carlyon

Art form Toggle

Exhibiting artists

Nickie Carlyon

Conversation

Have you been to this event? What do you think? Join the discussion here!
Remember, you can include links to your instagram pictures and to videos.