1 Family Geology Sarahs Prayers Jan Edwards

Family Geology: Stratification of Sarah

Lyme Reg­is Muse­um’s Rotun­da Gallery hosts one artist’s fas­ci­nat­ing explo­ration of her ances­try, from the Nor­folk Fen­lands to the Aus­tralian outback.

04/08/21 – 12/09/21
Opening Times
Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00
Mon–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
Jan Edwards is a paper and book artist, a member of Lyme Bay Arts, whose Victorian ancestors were farmers who worked on the land in the Norfolk fenlands and then, after emigrating, in the Australian outback. They understood the geology of their landscape in an intimate yet harsh manner, and this installation is a fictionalised representation of their story, an homage to their courage and tenacity in searching for a better life.
Inspired by family documents about her great aunt Sarah who at the age of 10 went unaccompanied to Australia with her younger brother, Jan has created a series of artworks that resonate physically and colourfully with the geology of these different homelands.
1 Family Geology Sarahs Prayers Jan Edwards