Tuesday, 21 February 2012


Between 1826-1835, Romantic artist, Samuel Palmer lived in the small village of Shoreham in Kent. During this time, through his sketchbooks and paintings, Palmer discovered in Shoreham a visionary landscape, a new jerulsalem, a paradise near Seven Oaks. Mysterious moons hang heavy in the vaulted skies above lush fields of corn in the rural idyll of his artwork, populated with sleeping shepherds and reclining readers. This January, we made a Way Through pilgrimage to Shoreham in order to find our own version of this visionary landscape, only updated through the quotidien wreckage of the 21st century. We made a number of sketches and drawings of the village whilst we were there and these have come together in our 'Shoreham Revisited' project with sees our dawbings gracing a t-shirt and companion zine. 'Shoreham Revisited' is available from us at shows, from Rough Trade or from Upset The Rhythm's webshop here.

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