We we're delighted to be invited to participate in 'A Sense of Place' graphic art exhibition,
exploring the of place and what it means.
I’ve always had a strong connection with Brighton. I was born in Scotland, but my parents,
grandparents and great grandparents were all born and raised here. I especially loved
listening to Grandad Jack tell stories about the scrapes he got into as a young boy. My
favourite was when he and his friends would go happy jacking – a slang name for begging,
when children would dive to the sea bed and retrieve coins that were tossed down by
tourists walking along the pier above. My artwork is inspired by Grandad Jack’s story, but
don’t Google happy jacking as it means something very different now.
All limited edition posters, created by Mister Phil, Jon Dowling, Bella Gomez, Andy Smith and
more, are on sale to raise funds for the Refugee Action and The
Clocktower Sanctuary. A Sense of Place is curated by Ty Abiodun.
Published by: Stuart Tolley in Exhibition