Portraits of the Unremembered

Wed, 25 May 2022
Until 25 June: Free
Portraits of the Unremembered

Inspired by a bespoke workshop for The Horton’s volunteers researching the history of Epsom’s Hospital Cluster, artist Georgia Kitty Harris has created an incredible contemporary collection of portraits of patients from the turn of the twentieth century.

Working from found photographs, her practice of portraiture is a study on recreating the moment that photograph was taken. Georgia explored the archives at  Surrey History Centre to view original portrait photography from medical case files from what was then called the Manor Asylum and Ewell Epileptic Colony (St. Ebba’s). They have been painstakingly portrayed in graphite.

Over 20 of Georgia’s original portraits are on display in the atrium until Saturday 25 June.

Free entry to the exhibition when the building is open, Thursday to Saturday, please check opening times on our visit section before attending.

You can find out more about the people portrayed in the exhibition, from Georgia’s research notes, view here.

Georgia’s work is included in the permanent exhibition about Epsom’s Hospitals in The Horton atrium.

A print maker and illustrator, Georgia studied Fine Art at Kingston and an MA in print making at the Royal College of Art. Find out more at georgiakittyharris.com

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