Grace
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.
Festivals, presentations and exhibitions
RNLI Grace Darling Museum, September 2021
Open City Documentary Film Festival, September 2021
Electronic Visualisation & the Arts conference, July 2021

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

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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.  


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