Film, 2021, 10 minutes

In 1838 Grace Darling became one of the greatest female celebrities of the Victorian era. After rescuing survivors from the wreck of the SS Forfarshire, her quiet life as a lighthouse keeper’s daughter was changed forever. Inspired by various, and often conflicting accounts, Grace is a poetic exploration of Grace Darling’s life and the impact of her fame.

Commissioned by The RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Arts &
Heritage, and Arts Council England.

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Festivals, presentations and exhibitions

RNLI Grace Darling Museum, September 2021
CINECITY Film Festival, November 2021
Open City Documentary Film Festival, September 2021
Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conference, July 2021
Threshold Studios, Digital Democracies, November 2021 

Press / Text 

Observer September 2021. Amazing Grace: artist’s tribute casts new light on Victorian rescue heroine

Text by Chris Sharratt

Grace: A virtual recreation of the Grace Darling story via Science Open

(Above) Installation View, RNLI Grace Darling Museum 

(Above) The lighthouse featured in ‘Grace’ includes digitised items from the RNLI Grace Darling Museum’s collection. It also contains a large number of 3D models created from historical research and reference images. 

© Sophie Dixon 2021