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The Thames Wunderkammer

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A walk and talk with artist Simon Roberts about his work The Thames Wunderkammer: Tales from Victoria Embankment in Two Parts currently displayed on hoarding at Tideway’s Victoria Embankment site.

Meet Simon Roberts to discuss his 25-metre ‘cabinet of curiosities’ that presents a fascinating and diverse collection of objects from the past and present. Ancient swords, photographs from the women’s pro-suffrage march and comical engarvings of the dirty water of the Thames contribute to an artwork that reflects the area’s complex history, geology and development.

Simon Roberts’ commission draws on exciting research with the Museum of London, British Museum, Houses of Parliament, Parliamentary Archives, Parliamentary Art Collection, Wellcome Trust, and Thames 21; and Flowers Gallery London.