An Exhibition by Lynda Laird

Preview 6 to 8pm Saturday 27th January

An Imperfect Account of a Comet is an audiovisual installation by Lynda Laird celebrating the celestial discoveries of the 18th century astronomer Caroline Herschel.

The work is presented as 560 photographic glass plates of stars that Herschel noticed were missing from the British Star Catalogue, and serves to bring these ‘omitted’ stars to light. As such, they represent the many women whose groundbreaking knowledge and wisdom has been overlooked, undervalued, and ignored throughout history.

Lynda Laird created this work from extensive research into the archives of the Royal Astronomical Society during her time as photographic artist in residence. This touring exhibition has been supported by the Royal Astronomical Society and Arts Council England.

Accompanying sound composition, 8 Comets by Annie Needham and Phil Tomsett.

Open Wednesday to Friday, 1pm to 5pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm
Until 9th March

76 Norman Road
St Leonards-on-Sea
TN38 0EJ
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