Artist Julian Walker unearths memories to reawaken the forgotten via meticulously researched and presented installations, which are both satisfying and bewildering in their magnitude. To coincide with the 250th Anniversary of the birth of George Vancouver in King's Lynn in 1757 a grid of 3737 fragments of domestic and personal 18th Century objects, as well as building and shipping materials will absorb the viewer's attention, as they reflect upon the reputation and achievements of this local hero's global impact.
Walker then embodies the language of such expeditions of discovery and appropriation via a systematic labelling of each item. You will encounter place names bestowed by Vancouver upon new territories, the idiom of early traders and words transferred to our culture from the First Nation Peoples.
The modular and formulaic installation should not belie the great capacity for the imagination of the viewer to piece together these memory fragments to recapture the past.