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Event details

Event date: 
10 June 2019
11 June 2019
12 June 2019
13 June 2019
14 June 2019
15 June 2019
16 June 2019
9.30 - 16:00
Event duration: 
Saturday 1st June - Sunday 30th June
Type of event: 
Target audience and any restrictions: 
open to all
All ages
Access for wheelchair users: 
Venue name: 
Walthamstow Wetlands
2 Forest Road
N17 9NH
Exhibition will be in the Mezzanine Gallery in the Engine House, at the entrance to the Wetlands

About the event

Archipelago is an ongoing project bringing together artists working in different geographical locations, to collaborate in synchronised events. Archipelago is informed by the concept of artists as connected islands, communicating at multiple levels and in multiple ways, but intensely focussed on their own unique vantage point, pre-occupations, and methods. The project explores lines of communication between artists, both conscious and unconscious, and considers the creative process as an interplay between individual, cultural and societal preoccupations.

This project emphasises the human need for connectivity with both other humans and the natural world, in order to support both health and creativity. 

The introductory round of the project will focus on a real archipelago - a series of nine connected islands in Walthamstow Wetlands. Accompanied by a writer and film crew, the artists will convene together to meet, talk, and make studies in the landscape, each taking up a view of one of the islands. They will return to their studios to interpret the experience and allow it to feed into their own practice, returning with both studies and work made in the studio for the final exhibition. The exhibition will be accompanied by a specially commissioned film, which will be premiered on Sunday 2nd June at the PV: all welcome. 


Walthamstow Wetlands
Ruth Calland


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