Close to Home: Between the Tides – Karen Shepherdson
Along the UK’s Isle of Thanet coast is the extraordinary Walpole Bay tidal pool. This pool, some four acres in size, provides a free space for people to gather, to swim, to forage and fish.
The exhibition will feature images from a long-term photographic project which includes documenting coastal communities of Thanet and in particular the sea bathers of Walpole Bay.
“Visual catalyst for my work resides in my environment. I live and work on the Isle of Thanet. My home is built on the cliffs – I am a coastliner – and the sea and the shoreline are a vital part of my daily experience. Critical to my practice is working close to home and being part of Thanet’s diverse and complex coastal community.”
Karen Shepherdson is Reader in Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she directs the South East Archive of Seaside Photography and co-directs the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures.
Karen will give a talk about the exhibition at 6pm on 24th February in Creative Edge.
Booking not required
Presented by the Institute for Creative Enterprise
This event is part of a wider programme of events taking place at Edge Hill over the coming months as part of the Festival of Ideas 2016, a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality.
Details of all events can be found here