The Lifeboat Station Project

31.3.18 – 9.3.19

Upper Central Hall

A selection of prints of Welsh RNLI stations created by Jack Lowe as part of the Lifeboat Station Project; a mission to record all 238 RNLI stations in the UK and Ireland.

Travelling in his mobile darkroom (a decommissioned NHS ambulance), Jack uses a Victorian process to make photographs on glass which capture beautiful and captivating images, reflecting the earlier tradition of photographing lifeboat crews.

It is Jack’s endeavour to tap into the senseof pride of the unique RNLI volunteers – individuals from all walks of life who give up their time to protect the waters of the British Isles. By visiting every RNLI Lifeboat Station in the UK and Ireland, this will result in an unprecedented archive, preserving a vital aspect of the culture of the British Isles for future generations.

Remember to download the Smartify App before you visit. Look out for the Smartify logo on selected pictures within the exhibition and use the app to unlock additional content – including audio stories from the characters in Jack’s pictures.

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