Archipelago

Archipelago

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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.  

archipelago at Walthamstow Wetlands

Art exhibitions at Walthamstow Wetlands

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 Mezzanine, Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Rd, London N17 9NH

Exhibition runs Saturday 1st June - Sunday 30th June, open daily 9.30am - 4pm

Film premiere will be at the Private View, Sunday 2nd June, 1-4 pm

E17 Art Trail at Walthamstow Wetlands

Island at Walthamstow Wetlands

Artists: Edwin Aitken, Ruth Calland, Annabel Dover, Enzo Marra, Edgar Racy, Victoria Rance, Mimei Thompson, Jonathan Waller, your paradise island

Curator: Ruth Calland ruthcalland@hotmail.co.uk   07879 012167       

Writer: Stephanie Moran

Filmmaker: Eva Calland-Waller