Simeon Barclay

5 Jun 2015–31 Dec 2015


A Jolly Lament in Four Movements Concerning A Hamlet By The Sea. In the first of the Grundy’s outdoor courtyard commissions, Simeon Barclay (b. Huddersfield, 1975) has created a series of four digital collages, which welcome the visitor from the street. The four images, which might be seen as contemporary updates to seaside postcards of yore, each incorporate motifs that are resonant with different aspects of the town and its cultural life, from its architecture and landmarks, to the Seasider’s football team to history and celebrity. The images are depictions of identity – both of person and place – and frame a genial and vibrant correspondence between artist, gallery, visitor and resident.

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