7th September 2006

 

GRADUATE EXHIBITION ON COUNTY’S BOMBER HISTORY

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Lincolnshire’s Bomber Command airfields are the focus of an exhibition by a former student from the University of Lincoln.

 

Steven Hatton who graduated last year with first-class honours in Contemporary Lens Media is holding his first solo exhibition at the Whisby Nature Park from Thursday 7th September until Sunday 15th October.

 

The exhibition entitled ‘Into the Wind’ depicts the changing landscape of the Bomber Command airfields of North Kesteven and the memories and events that lie beneath the surface.

 

Supported by artsNK ‘Into the Wind’ includes contemporary photographs of the airfields, a video installation based on the airfields featuring interviews with Bomber Command veterans as well as photographic portraits of these veterans.

 

‘Into the Wind’ is the first exhibition of work from an on-going project based around the aviation heritage of Lincolnshire and the way the airfields have shaped the county's landscape and its people.

 

Steven said the project arose from his interest in World War II: “I wanted to do a project about Bomber Command highlighting the personal tales of the aircrew as it’s something which has always fascinated me.

 

“Following my enquiries I managed to get some funding from artsNK and Whisby   Nature Park. ‘Into the Wind’ is an exhibition of the work I have done so far; eventually I hope to make a documentary and publish a book.”

 

After graduating from university Steven started up a digital video and animation company called Electric Egg in Sparkhouse Studios with fellow graduate Neil Baker.

 

There will be an official opening of the exhibition at Whisby Nature Park on Saturday 9th September from 2pm until 3pm attended by the veterans and invited guests. Members of the public and the media are welcome to attend.

 

Go to photo Steven Hatton

 

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