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Lisa Woollett - 'Rag and Bone: A family History of What We've Thrown Away'
Solomon Browne Memorial Hall, Duck Street, Mousehole, TR19 6QW
Date: Wednesday 17th June 2020
Lisa is a photographer and the author of several award-winning books about the sea.
In her new book 'Rag and Bone', she journeys into her family's past, our collective history and our possible futures, in a fascinating mediation on consumer culture. She is a beachcomber, mudlark and collector of found objects.
Lisa was born in London but grew up by the sea on the Isle of Sheppey, at the mouth of the Thames. Her grandfather was from a South London family in the ‘scavenging professions’ and she spent much of her childhood fossicking along the island’s shores, collecting—among other things—fossils, sharks’ teeth and old bottles.
The cliffs there have a strange and other-worldly feel as they are constantly being eroded and washed away, losing on average five feet a year. She grew up with stories of local churches and pubs that over the years had been lost to the sea.
After having children and moving to Cornwall, she began photographing the sea and selling her work through galleries. She gradually amassed an eclectic mix of beach finds. In the natural and man-made treasures she has found beauty and meaning.
Come and hear her story and if you have found something amazing on the beach and you don't know what it is or you want to celebrate a lucky find, bring it along to show Lisa.
She might know what it is!
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