Mudlark Portraits at ‘Foragers of the Foreshore’ Exhibition

25–29 September 2019
Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London, SE1 9PH
  24 September 2019  

After visiting my 2018 exhibition MUDLARK, Adrian Evans, Director of Thames Festival Trust, commissioned me to take portraits of 20 of London's most prolific and passionate mudlarkers.
The portraits are on now show until Sunday 29th Sept - our room also includes display cases of the historical artefacts found by the mudlarkers - there are four floors of exhibition space includes a vast collection of historical artefacts, large-scale multi-media artworks, a ‘foragers cafe’ and a daily programme of talks and walks from the mudlarkers themselves.
www.totallythames.org
* Meet the Mudlarks - feat. a selection of my images+interviews with the mudlarks
* Thames Festival Trust project page Supported by:
Heritage Lottery Fund; The Mayor of London; The Port of London Authority; Arts Council England.

MUDLARK on the Southbank: Outdoor Exhibition

31 August - 05 October 2019
Southbank, London
  31 August 2019  
Excited to announce ! that my 2018 still-life project MUDLARK is up on outdoor display panels on the Southbank until 5th October - so if you're taking a stroll that way then please do stop and have a read... they are right opposite the National Theatre, facing the river.
Over the course of a year, I photographed the historical artefacts that London's mudlarking community have found on the River Thames - this culminated in a self-funded/self-produced exhibition in 2018, which has led to my commission by the Thames Festival Trust for this years' exhibition as part of The Totally Thames Festival, a month-long festival featuring River Thames related shows and exhibitions. Massive thanks to the team at the Thames Festival Trust for the opportunity :)
Foragers of the Foreshore, 25th-29th Sept 2019 | Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 @TotallyThames 2019

TATE Exchange |   Tate Modern, London 

12/13 March 2019
  12 March 2019  
Very excited to announce that my still-life photo project MUDLARK will be showing @tate #tatemodern THIS WEEK - 12th & 13th March.
Level 5, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern #TateExchange
My images are included as part of a four-day event, hosted by students from Plymouth College of Art, to crowd-source plans and effect positive change in our communities. Invited speakers and guests will include respected political activists, policy-makers, researchers and historians in varied fields.
Special thanks to Zsa Mason @zsa_art1 at the Plymouth College of Art for organising. Zsa will be there showing and creating her own artwork on the subject of mudlarking. And BIG thanks too to @jasonmudlark for connecting me to Zsa and her project. Jason & Nick @rockthemudlark will be giving a talk:
Weds 13th March at 2pm + displaying some of their collections, with my images as the backdrop.
https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/tate-exchange/workshop/propositions-change

  11-18 September 2018  


Poster designed by Dan Delaney
MUDLARK opened at ArtHub Studios on 11th Sept 2018 – a self-produced/funded exhibition, and the culmination of my  year-long project photographing the artefacts London’s community of mudlarkers have found on the River Thames foreshore.
My application to the Thames Festival Trust was accepted to be included in the programme for ‘Totally Thames’ - a month-long celebration of the river.  The exhibition was also included in the line-up of events for ‘Totally Thames’, delivered by the Thames Festival Trust.
In 2017 I photographed finds from the collection of prolific mudlarker, art historian and curator Florrie Evans (@flo_finds) and asked if she would curate the exhibition – she accepted!
Florrie’s help and experience was hugely beneficial to the success of the exhibition – curating and labelling (by hand!) the hundreds of historical artefacts we had on display (leant by the people whose artefacts I photographed) plus organising our four evening event speakers, each very experienced mudlarkers and highly knowledgeable and passionate about London’s history: @tidelineart | @jasonmudlark | @rockthemudlark | @tedsandling
At the start of the project I was approached by Joe Townsend, Head of CoLab at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Greenwich, as he wanted his first year students to interview me about the project and then compose and ultimately perform a piece of classical music based around the artwork. We livestreamed the performance via facebook.


Private view 11.11.18