13th June- 29th July
International Postcard exhibition
Postcards have been used as a medium in art since the1960s and everyone is familiar with the iconic and comical seaside postcards of Donald McGill but postcards are largely becoming a thing of the past. Since the introduction of email and the mass popularity of the text message, the act of sending postcard is a traditional that is slowly losing support, with the number of postcards being sent dropping by 75%.
This exhibition aims to celebrate the humble postcard, not just as a souvenir but as a form of open communication and art. We want to celebrate the postcard as a medium for creating minature and transportable masterpieces, each unique to their particular owner.
For this exhibition there was no set brief for submissions, only that they must have an air of anonymity by having the artist sign the back of the postcard and not the front. This means you won’t know whose created the postcard until after the sale.
This exhibition will be a charity fundraising event to raise both money and awareness of our chosen charity: The Childrens Adventure Farm Trust. All donated postcards will be on sale with proceeds going to aid this worthwhile
Side exhibition: Wish you were There
In this era of moderm technology, email and the mass popularity of the text message, the humble postcard is close to becoming extinct. The act of sending postcard is a traditional that is slowly losing support, with the number of postcards being sent dropping by 75%.
We want to take you back to an era captured and recorded on postcards from over the generations and show the ability of the postcard as a method of recording and documentation. Many historical and famous images were once recorded on postcards of places and attractions that have been lost over the passing years.