Exhibition pays homage to Morecambe

As a backdrop for her deckchairs, Teresa hand-drew wallpaper for the exhibition featuring scenes and landmarks of Morecambe. The scenes have been drawn in a playful, illustrative style to reflect the cheefulness of Morecambe. 'This one features a view over Morecambe Bay.
As a backdrop for her deckchairs, Teresa hand-drew wallpaper for the exhibition featuring scenes and landmarks of Morecambe. The scenes have been drawn in a playful, illustrative style to reflect the cheefulness of Morecambe. 'This one features a view over Morecambe Bay.
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AN EXHIBITION designed as an homage to Morecambe has taken place in London.

Bring me Sunshine, thought up by Lancaster-born artist Teresa Kirk, featured a range of handmade textiles and wallpaper inspired by the town.

It also included deckchairs, knotted hankies and bunting which Teresa designed and then screenprinted by hand.

Teresa said: “My final project was a homage to Morecambe – a traditional seaside town in Lancashire.

“Growing up close by in the city of Lancaster, we visited Morecambe most weekends and saw, over many years, its battle to stay alive and prosperous.

“Over the years Morecambe has been the butt of jokes nationally and was described by one tabloid newspaper as the ‘most depressed place in Britain’.

“Regardless, my affection for Morecambe has remained.”

See The Visitor (20-07-11) for full story.