Preview: Sulis – James Arthur Allen

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James Arthur Allen

Sulis looks at the immediate social, physical and historical landscape around my home in the City of Bath. This body of work also deals with my own relationship to the landscape since the arrival of my Daughter in 2016 which has rooted me to my environment and made me see, observe and feel the landscape it in a different light. The project looks to explore the layers of history that exist within the hinterlands of the city where water dissects the boundaries of an ancient landscape. In these areas life plays out within the echoes of the ancients. It is a city built on water, an element that has bought fortune, healing and ruin.

The work will be exhibited as part of Hiraeth at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, 5 to 7 October 2018.

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Hiraeth is the graduate exhibition for 2018 MA Documentary Photography graduates, from the University of South Wales. Hiraeth is a Welsh word meaning nostalgia, or homesickness. Difficult to translate, it embodies a sense of longing for a lost time or era; a feeling of absence for a place or a person.

The graduates are raising money for the exhibition via a kickstarter campaign

Pledges from £10 upwards are rewarded with photography prints, those offering more than £200 will be given a personal portrait session.




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