Land + Water, an exhibition by Tana West 14-18 March

18 March 2016, 12.00 AM - 18 March 2016, 5.00 PM

Verdon-Smith Room, Royal Fort House, University of Bristol

‘Land & Water’ is an exhibition by Tana West, a ceramicist working with the ‘Power and the Water’ project.

Into the Mud’ (21 June 2015) was an outdoor workshop on the banks of the River Severn organised by Marianna Dudley, from the University of Bristol’s Department of Historical Studies as part of a collaboration between ‘The Power and the Water’ and ‘Towards Hydrocitizenship’ projects, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities Festival. Artist Tana West was invited to run the workshop ‘Into the Mud’, which allowed participants to get their hands dirty and engage creatively with the river mud.

The workshop aimed to get people thinking about the connections between the city and its rivers; water use and daily life; mud as a valued feature of the river; and liminal, tidal zones as repositories of historical artefacts and places to think about water and land.

This exhibition highlights the intersection between Tana West’s work as a ceramicist and the ‘The Power and the Water’ and ‘Towards Hydrocitizenship’ projects and ties in with the University’s The Art of Nature lecture series. 

A private view and evening of conversation (featuring the artist, Peter Coates (Bristol) and Owain Jones (Bath Spa)) will be held on Tuesday 15 March from 5pm. Registration (via this link) is required. 

Contact information

For more information, please contact Marianna Dudley.