Exhibition

Souvenirs: Migratory Objects

15 Jul 2017 – 5 Aug 2017

Event times

Tuesday - Saturday, 12pm - 5pm.

Cost of entry

Free

Outpost

Portland
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Buses from Weymouth or Dorchester
  • N/A
  • Weymouth

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Artists Louise Atkinson and Christian Edwardes explore the souvenir: that beloved pocket money treasure, that embodiment of kitch, that memento of a unique encounter that can never be revisited in its ‘original’ sense.

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Artists Louise Atkinson and Christian Edwardes explore the souvenir: that beloved pocket money treasure, that embodiment of kitch, that memento of a unique encounter that can never be revisited in its ‘original’ sense. 

Louise Atkinson’s collection of forty-eight iconic sculptural "souvenirs" represents cities in England. Vibrant and colourful creations inspired by heraldic imagery, they incorporate cultural landmarks, mythology, and historical / contemporary figures from each respective region.

Christian Edwardes’ work engages with various aspects of heritage and topography, considering souvenirs as more than nostalgic remains of extraordinary places and occurrences. For a recent show in Australia, he produced works that explored souvenirs as tokens of exchange:

“The works I produced were, in part, an attempt to find a connection to a landscape that I only knew through the gifts and tourist ephemera that would return with my grandmother on visits to see her daughter—my aunt.”

Curators

bside Festival

Exhibiting artists

Christian Edwardes

Dr. Louise Atkinson

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