Still from Grace
Sophie Dixon is a visual artist from the UK. Working across film, 3D technologies and installation, her projects explore the themes of memory, history, and the boundaries between the real and virtual. In 1838, Grace Darling became one of the greatest female celebrities of the Victorian era. After rescuing survivors from the wreck of the SS Forfarshire, her quiet life as a lighthouse keeper’s daughter was changed forever. Inspired by various, and often conflicting accounts, Grace is a poetic exploration of Darling’s life and the impact of her fame. Commissioned by The RNLI Grace Darling Museum, Arts & Heritage, and Arts Council England.