The Thames has been described as “London’s lifeline” and “liquid history.” Everyone who lives in London is connected in some way to the river. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we have a relationship with the Thames.
Eight Re:Centre artists-in-residence are spending six months researching, collaborating and making work about the Thames. The residency is comprised of a diverse group of mid-career artists with well-established practices including painting, textiles, sculpture, photography, sound installation, videography, poetry and print making. Like London, the artists’ backgrounds are varied and include a mixture of languages and cultures.
Re:Centre’s large shared studio space looks out over the River Thames and the artists are constantly exposed to the tides, the light and the flux and flow of this ancient tributary. Each artist has their own inspiration for their work, including Thames history, biology, diversity, pollution and renewal. The residency will culminate in a show in Re:Centre’s state-of-the-art Gallery overlooking the river. The artists diverse works will inspire the public to consider the rich and complex relationship we have with the Thames.
All work will be for sale.