Place Myths

The term “place myths” was coined by Nina Lubbren and David Crouch as a way of describing how the sights associated with a location gain traction in the public consciousness. Using collage, I explored this term, while expanding my interest in the material culture of tourism. Although the images are not based on real places, the use of colour and image is intended to conjure up feelings and memories of past tourist experiences. The imaginary quality of the work also aims to critique the use of visual images in tourist literature as a way of generating desire in the traveller.

A selection of Place Myth collages were shown at Saltaire Arts Trail (5 – 7 May 2017) and Staithes Studios Gallery (3rd – 31st May 2017).