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Presence and Absence

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Wednesday 7 September to Tuesday 27 Spetember

Free Entry: 10.00am to 5pm

Meet the Artist: Saturday 10 September, 12 noon to 3pm

The dramatic interplay between moor and coast has been a lifelong presence in Sandra Storey's artwork. Inspired by the exhibits in Whitby Museum (where she was artist in residence), her latest exhibition explores the significance of local artefacts and personal objects.

Sandra Storey

Sandra Storey grew up in Ruswarp, a village just outside Whitby.

She gained a degree in Fine Art, qualified as an Art Psychotherapist and worked in the NHS, while continuing with her own art. She is now undertaking an MA in Creative Practice at Harrogate College.

Sandra’s recent drawing, painting and printmaking explores a life-long attachment to the North York Moors area. As artist-in-residence at Whitby Museum she was inspired by its artefacts and collections, and developed printmaking techniques which resonate with her subjects.

Sandra says:

My art often refers to the landscape of childhood memory, based in the Whitby area and dominated by sea and moorland.

Discovering unexpected images through printmaking techniques is akin to an archaeological find or discovering buried treasure.

I am interested in ‘traces’ from the past and how they might be expressed in objects that are meaningful to individuals. These could be personal objects or museum artefacts, and I explore ways in which these might be collected and displayed.