Looking Back | Moving Forward
In Certain Places Project Space, Preston
Opening Tuesday 15th March 5-7pm, continues until 24th March 2016
Looking Back | Moving Forward will show new sculptures and drawings by artist Jenny Steele from her recent research project, which has investigated Seaside Moderne architecture across the North West of England and Scotland.
Seaside Moderne was a style of modernist architecture built in the 1930s between World War I and World War II, during the mid-war leisure boom. During the 1930s, everyday workers were newly allocated annual holidays in the United Kingdom, and used these to travel to the seaside to enjoy themselves away from everyday work toils. Palaces of fun, such as the Blackpool Casino and The Midland Hotel were built to house swathes of people, offering a glamorous place to relax within uplifting and optimistic design.
Jenny Steele has created new work specifically designed for the In Certain Places Project Space, which reflects on the design of the The Midland Hotel, Morecambe, The Blackpool Opera House, The Carron Restaurant and Outdoor Swimming Pool, Stonehaven.
LOOKING BACK|MOVING FORWARD is kindly supported by Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, University of Central Lancashire and Johnstone’s Paint.
Open Event: Tuesday 15th March 2016 5-7pm
Wednesday 16th- Thursday 17th March 11-5pm
Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th March 11-5pm
Other viewing times by appointment, and for further information please email: [email protected]
In Certain Places
38 St Peter’s Street
University of Central Lancashire
In Certain Places is a 15 minute walk from Preston Rail Station.