Ellie Keen Young 2021

Estuary Imaginarium: Tidal treasures from the Thames

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As part of Estuary 2021 emerging artists and designers from the School of Fine Art, Photography and Visual Communication have developed an alternative guide and activity book for visitors and residents along the Thames Estuary.

Describing how the estuary has inspired their making, the artists share their working processes, memories, stories and observations. Images, materials, sights, sounds, smells and textures of the estuary are shared to spark memories and prompt making.

Estuary Imaginarium invites you to collect objects and materials, find accidental assemblages, document the overlooked and discarded, think about what is washed up or washed away, uncover stories and histories from the Thames.

Estuary Imaginarium artists are Jakub Baran, Sally Couchman, Jen Reed, Vicki Salmi, Tiffany Tu, and Ellie Keen Young. Design and creative direction by Zach Gray and Jay Greshoff. Motion Design by Saff Ivory.

Estuary Imaginarium is part of Estuary 2021 Associated Programme supported by Cement Fields

Activities included in Estuary Imaginarium were developed in conversation with Artrack in Gravesend, a specialist art studio for autistic adults supported by the National Autistic Society.

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Image credit: Ellie Keen Young 2021