At Least We're Not Irish
At Least We're Not Irish explores the juxtaposition of everyday family memories with the underlying presence of darker secrets. Through the use of personal photographs and stories recalled by family members difficult topics such as shame and lying are investigated. Through the series of images they are intermixed with lighter anecdotes to suggest the often-muddled structure of family life. The central thread of the work is the story of Kate Patrick, an Irish runaway who had a child out of wedlock. However after researching her it became clear this was a fabrication and she was from London. On hearing the news that the story was untrue Kate's granddaughter said with a sigh of relief: "At least we're not Irish".
Jodie Everett • Elizabeth Fraser • Lukasz Kubicki • Briony Watling & Lorna Foster • Sarah Oleksik • Ellie Paris • Georgia Taylor • Louise Upham • Jack Weekes •