Second re:collection at Lyme Regis Museum

Both Object and Observer’ is the second in the series of ArtsFest/re:collection exhibitions to take over the Rotunda Gallery of the Lyme Regis Museum. Running from 30 January until 27 March, this show will introduce visitors to differing strands in the work of local photographer Maisie Hill.

Maisie HillAs Maisie explains, ‘in this exhibition I have drawn inspiration from both the photographs in the Lyme Regis Museum and the various ways in which they are presented. This has led me to ask how value is put onto a photographic image through the way it is viewed: through a cabinet, in a locket.

'In my usual practice as a photographer,’ she continues, ’I record events as they happen, responding to the images that are manifesting in front of me. In my new work for re:collection, I have an image already there in my mind before I start, an image of moonlight over Lyme Bay, and this is a very different way of working for me. The next question is how I will package and present that image. The photograph is now becoming an object. There will be a few ideas on show in this exhibition as to how I might solve this creative problem. I would love to have feedback on which object visitors find most appealing.'

Alongside this work is a series of more traditional photographs representing Maisie’s second re:collection project, ‘Emerging Rubbish’. Taken on the beach below Black Venn, these photographs reveal the fascinating new world which recent landslips have created, where old rubbish, especially glass bottles, lie amongst the first plants and insects to inhabit this newly formed land.

Moonlight over Lyme Bay‘Both Object and Observer’ is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11am-4pm, and you can meet the artist at a special preview being held Wednesday 30th January from 6-8pm at the Museum. Three further re:collection exhibitions will be held at the Museum’s Rotunda Gallery between March and the start of ArtsFest (21-29 September). re:collection is an ArtsFest-Museum initiative supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

For Museum information, call 01297 443370 or visit .

Published on 28/02/2013.

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