Bronwen Buckeridge, A Study for Creatures of the Mud, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist, all rights reserved.

Estuary 2016
Points of Departure

Saturday 17 September – Sunday 2 October 2016

Whitstable Biennale are delighted to be a partner in Metal’s Estuary 2016 Festival, a sixteen day programme of art, literature, music and film curated in response to the Thames Estuary.

The Thames Estuary is a place of transition, of arrivals and departures, a gateway that connects the UK to the rest of the world. It has been the front line for defence as well as the first port of welcome for migrants and visitors from around the world. Industrial heartland sits alongside wild habitats, ancient monuments and concrete commuter towns.

Whitstable Biennale’s Director Sue Jones was invited by Metal to co-curate an exhibition with Gareth Evans, Points of Departure, which will take place at venues in the Grade II* Tilbury Cruise Terminal, venues on the Thames itself, and just across the river in Gravesend. The exhibition is a mix of new commissions, existing works, and works developed through a professional development creative Lab at Metal earlier in 2016.

See the festival website

Gideon Mendel, J.B. Singh, Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, October 2014. Image courtesy and © the artist.
Gideon Mendel, J.B. Singh, Jawahar Nagar, Srinagar, Kashmir, India, October 2014. Image courtesy and © the artist.

For more information on Points of Departure, and for details of the rest of the Estuary 2016 programme which includes the Shorelines Literature Festival 17-18 September, including the launch of Rachel Lichtenstein’s new book Estuary, and Caroline Bergvall’s Raga Dawn performance at sunrise on 18 September, both of which are also at the Tilbury Cruise Terminal, and Sounds of the Thames Delta 1-2 October in Southend.

The Tilbury Cruise Terminal is a short train journey from London, and a 5 minute ferry journey across the river from Gravesend in Kent.

Points of Departure includes artists:
John Akomfrah, Katrin Albrecht, Bronwen Buckeridge, Angus Carlyle, Adam Chodzko, Jem Cohen, Andrew Cross, Jeremy Deller, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Mark Donne, Louisa Fairclough, Jem Finer, Cathy Fitzgerald, French & Mottershead, Lavinia Greenlaw, Liz Lake, Anna Lucas, Ann Lydiat, Gideon Mendel, Colin Priest, Nastassja Simensky, Taylor Smith, Dan Thompson, Webb Ellis, Sam Williams