This series explores the relationship between fact and fiction through different historical periods. Blurring the boundaries on history with the idealisations of the past and why people choose to experience these re-staged and re-imagined spaces. The figures express the longing of the past breaking through into the current culture. The project examines fictitious nostalgia and the restraints on space. Harnessing the unique upbringing of the practitioner’s home environment, consisting of an 18th century museum, the series aims to respond to themes around isolation and restriction. Conveying personal experiences of childhood and escapism delving into how audiences re-construct classical spaces for entertainment and relief.
Georgina Abreu • Airidas Akucevicius • Cullan Chapman • Vicki Cragg • Karis Harvey • Meg Jackson • Tom Johnson • Bianka Kmostincova • Esther Lewis • Stephanie Macfarlane • Hannah Newton • Emily Price • Sapphire Stewart • Louise Toovey • Sarah-Charlotte Whalley • Katie Whelan • Roshan Whittaker •