It is not the pursuit or portrayal of ‘treasure’ that fascinates Hannah, but the transformative journey these objects have taken from being every-day pieces of rubbish, that can hint at even a small tale of the city’s past, to becoming highly cherished items for the finder. Hannah presents the artefacts suspended in air, affording them the space to speak of their own significance.
Hannah is a London-based, self-taught photographer with over 10 years experience. Her Mudlark project has created some fabulous opportunities for her, including exhibitions at both Tate Modern and the British Museum, a huge outdoor display on the Southbank and of course the commission by The Thames Festival Trust to photograph London’s mudlarkers for Foragers of the Foreshore.
After thousands of years of submersion, the Genius Loci has formed from the mud and debris of the river, archiving the material history of London in his…
Chris Orr RA
These still-life photographs were created by Hannah Smiles and are from her 2018 still-life project, Mudlark.
Ed J Bucknall
Ed practices as an architect in London, whilst mudlarking, sketching and painting for pleasure.
Monster Soup 2019 uses samples from different locations along the river to create projected time-lapses of melting frozen Thames water, embedded with…
As a London-born artist and mudlark, Jacqui re-imagines the journey of each object she has found.
Fullerton-Batten spent most of her childhood in Germany and the USA before moving to the UK in 1986. She started her career in 2000 and soon began to…
Nicola was Mudlark-in-Residence at our Foragers of the Foreshore exhibition at Bargehouse.
Raewyn makes porcelain collections based on journeys she takes along the River Thames and the North Kent coast.