Working River Exhibitions

  • July 2017

As part of this year’s Thames Festival in September 2017, there will be two exhibitions of the portraits and photographs I created as a response to Thames Festival Trust commission to document the working boatyards today.

Each exhibition will present  a different aspect of the photographic response and will be shown alongside a documentary film about the boatyards, produced by Digital:Works.

The Working River project documented stories of working lives in London’s Boatyards over the past 60 years, on the tidal Thames. Including the significant history of barge and boat building at Brentford Docks, and at Lots Ait, as well as yards from Toughs in Teddington, to Cory Environmental in Charlton, the project has recorded oral histories with key figures in London’s Boatyards, and the changes that have occurred over this time.

Tuesday 5 – Thursday 28 September, 10am – 11pm
Watermans
40 High Street, Brentford TW8 ODS
totallythames.org/event/working-river

Monday 25 – Friday 29 September, midday – 6pm
London Bridge Hive
1 Melior Place, London SE1 3SZ
totallythames.org/event/working-river-film-exhibition

A selection of the photographs will also be presented at the Heritage Exhibition between 1 September and 1 October at Wherry Boathouse (Richmond Riverside, London TW9 1EH), which follows the history of boat building yards on the tidal Thames, between the Thames Barrier and Teddington Lock.

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