STUDENT CURATES ‘ON MY DOORSTEP’ EXHIBITION FEATURING PORT ERIN HERITAGE SITES
The latest exhibition on display at Rushen Heritage Centre (RHC) has been curated by a Port Erin student and highlights some of the village’s most significant heritage sites.
Alexander Crowe, a sixth-form student at King William’s College, approached Rushen Heritage Trust with the idea for the exhibition as part of his studies.
Alexander, who is studying for the International Baccalaureate, lives in Port Erin and his ‘On My Doorstep’ exhibition highlights sites such as the Traie Meanagh swimming baths, St Catherine’s Church, Raglan Pier and Bradda Mines.
Alexander explained: ‘As part of my studies, I am expected to participate in a variety of community-based activities and projects. I’m lucky to know a number of members at Rushen Heritage Trust and thought that I could volunteer my time. The committee was able to facilitate this and gave me the opportunity to create my own exhibition.
‘I decided to use the skills I had developed in my GCSE photography course to illustrate some of the most important historical buildings and areas we have in the village of Port Erin. I hope visitors enjoy the exhibition and that it will encourage people to learn more about the historic sites and buildings around Port Erin.’
Entry to RHC, in Bridson Street, Port Erin, is free and the exhibition is open 10am-4pm, Tuesday to Saturday, and runs until Saturday, 29th October 2022.
October 29th is the final day of the season for RHC. After this date, the Centre will be opening on occasional days before and after Christmas – for details, please visit rushenheritage.org or find Rushen Heritage on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.