6th August - 2nd November, 2022

Sense Of Place

This project came about just after the lockdown laws eased and people started coming to Sidmouth to enjoy the sea. The backdrop is the shelter on Sidmouth’s esplanade. It captures a sense of Sidmouth and celebrates the variety of people who come to admire the view, take stock, connect with friends and family.

The use of the same location on repeat conveys a sense of why this place is special for so many.

Sarah was inspired to create her montage of images as people were emerging from their isolation:

I would walk my dog along the seafront with my camera and stop to see who was in the shelter. I am naturally interested in people and I enjoyed hearing why families and friends had come to Sidmouth
Sarah Hall

Sarah is a professional photographer and winner of the 2021 Portrait of Britain competition with her portrait of a volunteer Lifeboat Man in Sidmouth. Her work focuses on capturing people’s stories through Portraits, Weddings and Family photography.

This artwork is the 3rd to be developed as part of a community project "Sense of Place" with Sidmouth Photographic Club mentored by South West based British Artist Photographer Robert Darch.

Sarah Hall in conversation about this artwork with David Shrigley. Video Production by Seb Fitzhenry