Here is a short film documenting a major project I did in collaboration with archaeologist Mike Webber for the Totally Thames Festival 2017. You can see over four thousand clay casts submerged in the river Thames!
I6th -12th November 2017
I am one of nine artists taking part in this exhibition inspired by the Russian Revolution of October 1917.
Back to the River is a project I have been working on for the past year with Thames archaeologist, Mike Webber. The projects grand finale is this one-day event as part of the Thames Festival.
Come and explore the archaeological and industrial heritage of Bankside and take part in one of the earliest Thames-side trades: ceramics manufacture. Get your hands on some clay and create your very own cast, made from a mould of a genuine artefact found on the Thames foreshore. You will be able to place your cast on the beach, adding to the artwork and helping to mark out the remains of Mason’s Stairs, a Tudor causeway that gave access to the River.
The installation will remain on the foreshore as the tide rises and falls over 24 hours. The artwork will reference the tens of thousands of artefacts that have been found on the foreshore and the ancient tradition of placing ritual offerings into the Thames.
Join us on the day and give your bit of treasure Back to the Thames.
The wonderful E17 Art Trail is running from 3 – 18 June 2017.
I’m taking part throughout the Art Trail at three venues: 33, 50 and 142.
Venue 33: Lloyd Park Open Studios 16 – 18 June 2017. 11 am – 6 pm. Preview on Friday 16th 6 pm – 8 pm.
Venue 50: Where I Work on the BBC Live Screen throughout the Art Trail as part of Carmel King’s photography project documenting makers in E17.
Venue 142: Mud Larking at Debbie Bliss Home throughout the Art Trail. New work inspired by the Thames Foreshore Project at the 2016 Walthamstow Garden Party. Foreshore Finds are cast in Ming Porcelain, elevating and celebrating them as treasure when salvaged from the mud!
My work available online and in the gallery at The Stratford Gallery.
The Stratford Gallery
32 Sheep Street
Stratford upon Avon