Norfolk Collection

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Currently available at

The Flint Gallery

 

Virginia visits Norfolk on a regular basis and the place she is drawn to, is the area around Cley Marshes. Her understanding of this area was deepened when she met and interviewed Bernard Bishop. The Bishops have been wardens on this land since the 1920’s. After, shooting on the Marshes was  stopped in the 1950's, a Bird Sanctuary was created. By 1979, the reserve had broadly taken on the shape and form seen today.  This a fascinating area and the impact of man on it’s shape and form by cannot be underestimated.

By incorporating mud from the marshes, and old photographs, Virginia seeks to remind of the social, economic and geological layering of this land.