Institute for Photography in Scotland

IPS Season of Photography 2015

Exhibition

The Lost Sister

Melanie Sims

Lillie Art Gallery

11 Jul – 14 Aug

An exhibition of new photographic works by Glasgow based artist Melanie Sims, inspired by an aspect of her family history – an unknown relative, never spoken of, who was confined to an asylum for the whole of her life.

Believing her mother to be an only child, the artist only later discovered the secret of her mother’s lost sister, Doreen. Using photography, textiles and installation to explore the intangible aspects of a lost personal history, the beautiful, multi-layered works consider notions of loss, denial and the sister bond.

Artist’s talk: Sat 25 July 2.30pm

Venues

Lillie Art Gallery
Station Road
Milngavie

© Melanie Sims