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Losing a Landscape – an Exhibition by Frankie Knight

May 12 19:00 - May 15 17:00


Launch Evening: Friday May 12th 2023 | 7-9pm

Exhibition: May 13th and 14th 2023 | 10am-5pm

Workshop: May 13th 2023 | 12-2pm

About The Exhibition

Losing a Landscape documents the ancient woodland and natural habitats set to be lost by the construction of the Havant Thicket Reservoir. Voices of individuals anxious about the wider impacts on the local ecology and community are recorded along with their portraits. Further audio recordings; from the crickets of the grassland, the reverb of the avenue of ancient oaks, to the trickle of the waterways that run through the marsh, bring the people, landscape, and wildlife together creating a field of thought that settles across the diverse landscape of the Havant Thicket Reservoir site.

The photographs were developed using seaweed collected in Emsworth and fixed with salt water, demonstrating alternative ways of working using non-toxic, environmentally conscious, and sustainable approaches. The resulting images explore the aesthetics of imperfection, human nature and allow space for imagination.

By giving a voice to the local people the project allows a democratic and truthful response to the proposed development. Although a political issue, the work steers the conversation to the emotional and spiritual elements to allow for deeper engagement and reflection whilst exploring the artist’s role in fighting the destruction of natural habitats.

This exhibition is free to attend.

About the Workshop

On Saturday 13th May, Frankie will run a free 2-hour workshop on the photographic process cyanotype, one of the oldest photographic printing processes in the history of photography. This workshop is limited to 6 places and is suitable for ages 12+. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/carer.

This free workshop must be booked in advance, below.

About the Launch Event

The launch event on Friday 12th May is visitors’ first opportunity to experience this exhibition and to meet/chat with the artist.

Local charitable trust Words Out Loud will be bringing spoken word performances on themes of loss and landscape.

This will be a relaxed evening with light refreshments provided.

This launch event is free to attend, but please let us know you intend to come by RSVPing below.

About the Artist

Frankie Knight (aka missfknight) is an early career creative practitioner and academic at Solent University. She studied Media Technology and recently completed a Masters in Critical Creative Practice. Frankie grew up in London but moved to the south coast to be closer to the sea and to have greater access to nature. She is multi-discipline artist working across experimental photographic practices and music production, using sustainable techniques that explore environmental themes.


May 12 19:00
May 15 17:00
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Frankie Knight


Recommended for:
Adults (16+) of all levels of ability, Practising artists, Children 12+


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Losing a Landscape Launch Event

Friday 12th May 7pm-9pm

6 Going
34 remaining


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Cyanotype Workshop Under 18
Saturday 13th May 12pm - 2pm
£ 0.00
5 available
Cyanotype Workshop Adult
Saturday 13th May 12pm - 2pm
£ 0.00
5 available

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