Former Fenners Fellow John Vincent will be screening his film ‘The Last Of Letchworth’ alongside work by three other artists as part of a new exhibition at the Broadway Gallery.
Inspired by early residents, the film is intended to symbolise the decline of one lifestyle (idealist and simple life) in favour of the practical vision of the Company that first developed Letchworth by using images and footage to trace the route of the Pix Brook that runs through the town. The film also explores certain eccentricities displayed by these early residents, as well as more contemporary notions of tracking and surveillance.
Here are more details about the show:
‘Alternative Letchworth Past And Present’
An exhibition exploring the radical side of the Garden City
‘Alternative Letchworth brings together a variety of unique objects from the Garden City Collection including photographs, costumes, texts and other items, alongside new, specially commissioned works by four local artists; Sean Pearce, Richard Seaholme, Chantelle Stephenson and John Vincent. Each have produced works of art interpreting the idea of the alternative Garden City, exploring the links between their own experience and the little known past of their hometown. An essay by local writer Jane Fae accompanies the exhibition.’
3rd December 2016 – 19th February 2017
Broadway Gallery, 2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City