View In Room
View In Room
Transparency on bespoke led lightbox
Edition of 15
Dimensions: 120cm (H) x 93cm (W) x 5cm (D) / 47.2" (H) x 36.6" (W) x 2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
120 x 93 x 5cm (framed)
112 x 85cm (unframed)
Mirrored Cities I & II are reflections on three ancient water towns: Venice, Suzhou and Fenhuang. Both compositions are inspired by Italo Calvino's description of the imaginary city of Valdrada in his 1972 work Invisible Cities.
Mirrored Cities II presents a canal-side view of Venice, with its characteristic Venetian Gothic architecture, and international tourist scene. Framing the scene, and reflected in the water, is its twinned city of Suzhou, on China’s Grand Canal, in Jiangsu Province. A city with 2,500 years of history, Suzhou is famed for its canals, culture and ancient gardens, making it one of the most visited cities in China. The foreground setting was photographed in the scenic water town of Tongli, a suburb of Suzhou, accessible to tourists upon payment of an entrance fee, similar to the recent introduction of a ‘landing tax’ for day-trippers in Venice.
(also available as archival c-type print mounted onto aluminium)
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Hometown: Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Based in: Hastings, UK
Born in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK, Emily Allchurch first specialised in sculpture before developing her unique approach to reimagining historical artworks in a contemporary photo-collage style. She shows regularly across the UK and internationally, and is a frequent participant in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, UK.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Tokaido Hiroshige Museum, Japan; Minneapolis Museum of Arts, USA; Museum of London, UK; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; States of Jersey, Channel Islands, UK and the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada. Corporate collections include the Financial Conduct Authority, Unilever, Morgan Stanley, Schroders and Rathbones in London, Fidelity International in Tokyo, Gaw Capital and Link REIT in Hong Kong amongst many others.
Emily holds an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London and lives and works in Hastings, UK.
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