Jane Chapman

School-Days by Jane Chapman
‘School-Days’ by Jane Chapman

I have been working with memory, over the last two to three years, using art practice and research, to look through the eyes of “the Welsh Lodger”.

This “ordinary” man became part of my family, in Birmingham, when I was only 18 months old (1950), and died at my home, in Harlech (1999), by which time I had inherited him as my lodger. He was a cartographer with the Ordnance Survey, who went to work wherever he was needed. When he died, my brother and I were his only “family”, all his personal belongings were left to me.

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