Family secret inspired new art exhibition

Work by artist Melanie Sims
Work by artist Melanie Sims

A powerful and thought provoking exhibition of visual art inspired by a family secret is on show at The Lillie Art Gallery in Milngavie soon.

This exhibition of new photographic works by Bearsden based artist Melanie Sims, is inspired by her family history, an unknown relative, never spoken of, who was confined to an asylum for her entire life.

Believing her mother to be an only child, the artist only later discovered the secret of her mother’s lost sister, Doreen. Using photography, textiles and installation to explore the intangible aspects of a lost personal history, Sims’ beautiful, multi-layered works consider notions of loss, denial and the sister bond.

The Lost Sister opens at The Lillie on Station Road, Milngavie on July 11 at 2.30pm.