Local Art Reinterpreted - Cross Fade At Jaywick Martello Tower On The Essex Coast

By 24 Hour Museum Staff | 05 November 2007
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Courtesy Jaywick Martello Tower

An Essex Martello tower is now showing works by the local community that have been reinterpreted by an artist.

Cross Fade at Jaywick Martello Tower will be on show until December 23 2007, and features works by Rosemary Mackinder. Rosemary has used artworks made by the Clacton locals at the recent Clean Slate event, in which they responded to ideas about their community, heritage and environment.

“I responded to the diversity of images presented to me in Clean Slate by selecting that which appealed to me and that which I could see had potential for me as an artist to use in my own way,” explained Rosemary.

“I hope that my artworks will help show the ideas, feelings and words of those who contributed to the Clean Slate event and express pride and loyalty by the residents and visitors to Jaywick.”

Some of the locals’ works are exhibited in the their original form, and Rosemary has also taken inspiration from the natural landscape around Jaywick and the bright colours of the seaside town.

“The exhibition is a celebration of the strength of the local community,” said Cllr Jeremy Lucas, Essex County Council. “Rosemary has captured local creativity and interpreted the resulting contributions through her own unique style.”

Jaywick Martello Tower is open from 11am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter months. Phone 01255 822783 for information, or email martello@bishopspark.essex.sch.uk.

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