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David meets Jeffrey

Jeffrey Bligh is the birth name of artist and curator David Thorp. Although much of his work has been lost or destroyed, a chain of Bligh’s intermittent artistic activity extends from the 1970s to the present day. In recent years David and Jeffrey have been exploring their relationship through a personal archive that results in series of works that are a developing record of fleeting encounters and intense moments that convey memory of place and time enabling him to articulate and understand the complex personal narratives that underpin his lived experience and the processes and effects of ageing.


Bligh’s correlations between image and indecipherable text build up layered textures that record and re-evaluate memories. He often prints photographs many years after they were first taken contrasting memory with the present.


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