This is not an exhibition about Prestatyn, but about the disturbing poem Sunny Prestatyn and its problematic poet Philip Larkin. It describes a poster of a girl saying “Come to Sunny Prestatyn” and its eventual decline into debauched defacements and erasure on a train station platform. Written 60 years ago, the poem touches on issues still relevant today, such as women’s safety, toxic masculinity, the affects of advertising, and the potentially violent feelings of those left without a voice.
Join us on Saturday 2 July to celebrate the launch of Come to Sunny Prestatyn, and exhibition of new works made in response to Philip Larkin’s poem ‘Sunny Prestatyn’
Artists include Dominic Allan, Nicola Bealing, Nick Davies, Steven Emmanuel, Rosie Gibbons, Thomas Goddard, Rebecca Gould, Ellie Hoskins, Cinzia Mutigli, Georgia Nielson, Sam Venables and Sue Williams
Curated by Nick Davies