BAKEWELL: Old House Museum hosts photographic display by Lauren Spencer

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A series of photographs explores how people attach their memories to objects. The objects depicted are those found difficult to part with due to their sentimental value, or that have been already kept for so long that they cannot be thrown away or one cannot imagine being without them.

This heart warming and evocative display of belongings by Laura Spencer is sited in the Old House Museum’s toyroom. This exciting contemporary photographer has crafted a provocative exhibition which will run until November 5.

Lauren Spencer is an artist based in Derby. Her work encompasses the disciplines of photographs, installation and sculpture drawing on the framework of the museum and the collector to explore themes of memory, possession, the human condition, existence and mortality.

Lauren graduated from the University of Derby in 2012 with a 1st class honours degree in photography. Her work has received a number of awards, including a Format International Photography Festival: Format 13 Award (2012), a Derby Museum and Art Gallery Student Photography Award 2012 and the Derbyshire Community Foundation Award 2012.