19-28 August 2022

The Last Dream of My Soul by Medway Print Festival

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  • Date: 21/08/2021 - 28/08/2021
  • Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Rochester Art Gallery, Medway Visitor Information Centre, 95 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LX

The Last Dream of My Soul – Dickens 150 Print Open Call Exhibition brings together the beautiful and varied new work of 50 printmakers from all over the UK. Themes explore death in Dickens’ life and novels, and his long association with Medway, and the show delves into the Victorian obsession with mourning etiquette, with unseen Victorian funerary treasures loaned from the Guildhall Museum collection. 

We are delighted to be working with local electronic composer Isabel Jaques who has been commissioned by Electric Medway to create a looping soundscape as a digital response to the show that can be experienced in the gallery during the Festival.

“The soundscape for Death, Dickens and Drood invokes the darker side of Dickens, and the underbelly of Victorian life & death, taking you on a mind bending journey of superstitious traditions, repeated rituals, devilry and morbidity. Inspirations were drawn from the artworks, and the sound response was created in hope to make a fully immersive, digital experience that accompanies the theme of the artworks” – Isabel Jaques.