A Sinking Feeling

The Dovecote Gallery, Valentines Mansion 9th to 23rd May 2010

‘…Yesterday an express arrived with the disagreeable advice that the Valentine was entirely gone to pieces so that scarce two planks of her remained together…’

November 22nd 1779, The St James Chronicle

The first collaboration between Kathy Taylor and Margaret Duston, A Sinking Feeling featured sculpture and installation made in response to an historical event connected to Valentines Mansion.

The Valentine, was an armed East Indiaman cargo vessel, owned by Sir Charles Raymond and named after his home at Valentines Mansion. On the ship’s return voyage from India, in 1779 it was wrecked in a storm off the Channel Island of Sark. The cargo was dispersed, partly salvaged by locals but the rest lay on the seabed for two hundred years until a dive team retrieved some of the remains in the mid 1970’s.

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