Zachary Geddis Postcards from Portrush Collection
Introducing the Postcards from Portrush Collection which was created to raise funds for the Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust.
Zachary Geddis had been a talented art student from the North Coast who sadly lost his life due to suicide shortly before his 21st birthday.
Launched in 2017 the Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust is a non profit charitable organisation dedicated to raising mental health awareness and decreasing the stigma surrounding suicide, based in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.
The Postcards from Portrush exhibition was part of a Swell community event in 2023 which brought together artists from across the North Coast to raise funds for the Trust. Frankie took part in the original exhibition and when she learned that Zachary had studied illustration at the London College of Fashion she was inspired to create six further artworks using mixed-media textiles and stitching to raise additional funds and awareness of the charity.
The collection features a series of six original mixed-media pieces which take inspiration from old black and white postcards of Portrush. The layers of typical 'postcard chat' echo the notion of layers of time. Fabrics, thread, stitch, paint and a vintage postcard combine to create this mixed-media piece.
£50 from the sale of each artwork will go directly to the Zachary Geddis Break the Silence Trust.