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

Press / Text 

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

Text by Chris Sharratt

(Above) Installation View, RNLI Grace Darling Museum 

Grace was presented at the 2021 International Electronic Visualisation & the Arts (EVA) conference. 
Read the published paper, Grace: A virtual recreation of the Grace Darling story via Science Open or online here.  

© Sophie Dixon 2021