The commissions form part of CONNECT – the 3Ts Hospital Redevelopment Public Art Programme and will deliver a permanent collection of photographic artworks sited across 36 public waiting rooms within the new 3Ts redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, to open from 2020.
Murray Ballard, Zoe Childerley and Celine Marchbank have each been selected from a nationwide open call. They will create work themed on South Downs, Coast and Brighton, joining internationally recognised photographer, Helen Sear, appointed to produce a Sussex themed commission.
Celine Marchbank is as a documentary photographer from London. She has an MA in Photojournalism & Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication, and is a lecturer of photography at Ravensbourne University, London. Her work focuses on the quiet details of everyday life, her photo series explore small but deeply personal stories. In 2016 her first book, published by Dewi Lewis: Tulip, the story of the last year of her mother’s life, received widespread acclaim, and her work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally.
Discover some of Celine’s past works below, or in the slideshow above.
Tulip, published by Dewi Lewis in 2016, is the story of the last year of her mother’s life, told through a tender and poetic narrative, focusing on the small details in her home rather than images of her mother’s demise.
A Stranger in My Mother’s Kitchen, is a story of grief. My mother was a head chef for 40 years, and whilst clearing out her home after her death I found many of her recipes. I decided to cook them all as a way to reconnect with her. What I discovered was it become a way to distract myself from the grief, and helped process painful emotions whilst learning about my new life without a mother.