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Vikki Walsh
Vikki Walsh
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Brightlingsea Museum
Station Road, Brightlingsea, Colchester


03 Sep 2023 - 12 Oct 2023


Weds, Thurs, Friday and Sunday's 2pm to 5pm Saturday's 11am to 5pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Beside the Sea

Building on the success of previous exhibitions, award winning artist Olivia Goddard and textile creative Vikki Walsh join forces to exhibit at Brightlingsea Museum for the first time. Aptly themed for a summer exhibition, Beside the Sea – Again! celebrates some of the quirks of British Coastal resorts.


It is 10 years since local artist Olivia launched her first range of cards at the Progressive Greetings Live exhibition.  Since then, she has gone on to manage her own shop and the range of card designs she has to offer has grown significantly!  Last year, Olivia was awarded a Small Business Sunday award from Theo Paphitis (Dragon’s Den) which places her in one of the UK’s leading networks for Small Businesses.

The exhibition features original seaside themed acrylic paintings in bold and bright colours that are instantly recognisable as Olivia Goddard Designs!

Vikki’s work is broadly inspired by strolls along the prom and walks beside Brightlingsea Creek.  Like them or loathe them, seagulls are unapologetic inhabitants of every British coastal resort.  Drawing on recollections of the play on words used on Donald McGill’s saucy seaside postcards, Vikki uses puns to celebrate gulls and their characterful nature.  Made from reclaimed and vintage materials,  the gulls featured in the exhibition are bound to remind people of lovely days beside the seaside!

Together, Olivia and Vikki’s work packs a fun, colourful punch that brings a little but of sunshine indoors!