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Souvenir of St Valery

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The subject of these new paintings is a hundred years of time in one place, St Valery en Caux, a small French seaside town to the east of Dieppe . Hughie O'Donoghue visited the town on 7th July 2005 to research and photograph images relating to the capture of the 51st Highland Division in June 1940, a subject preoccupying him at that time. He spent most of the day, however, listening to the reports of the events unfolding in London .

The terrible events in London and the chance discovery, a few days later, of a photograph album that recorded a holiday in St Valery in the high summer of 1904, led the artist to a deeper and more complex link to this place, evoking the themes of history and memory that have preoccupied him over many years.


Purdy Hicks Gallery
65 Hopton Street, London, SE1 9GZ
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