Having a Lovely Time

Having a Lovely Time

Vintage postcards on canvas

58 x 78cm


A collection of original, vintage British postcards arranged on painted canvas with a cut three-dimensional element. The work is mounted behind glass within a white, wooden frame.

Collected from a variety of sources, these mid-century finds have been organised in a grid-like formation showing only the reverse sides. Sunken circles offer contrast to the surrounding rectangular shapes.

The postcards evoke an era of holidaying in Britain before the advent of affordable continental flights. Posted from various destinations at the time, each handwritten message includes the line ‘having a lovely time’.

© Adam Robinson