The lido girls

I was asked to document the final year of Jackson’s department store in Reading before it ceased trading after 138 years. ┬áIt was such a beautiful project to be involved in. A step back in time to another world. I made drawings, prints, stitches but it was always the swimming hat department that drew me back and I made The lido girl series in response to my time there. These were shown alongside other pieces of work I made in Jackson’s in their final window display and as part of Open for Art with Jelly.

Martha

Martha

Red Betty

Red Betty

Irene

Irene

May

May

Rita

Rita

Primrose

Primrose

Martha

Martha

Connie

Connie

Rose

Rose

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