Thames-Side Studios Gallery: The Ghost Tide, curated by Monika Bobinska and Sarah Sparkes (20 Oct-3 Nov 2018)

Thames-Side Studios Gallery

The Ghost Tide, curated by Monika Bobinska and Sarah Sparkes

Exhibition Dates: 20 October-3 November 2018
Preview: Friday 19 October 2018, 6.30-8.30pm with Gen Doy performance 7.30pm
Curators' Talk: Saturday 20 October 3-4pm
Day of the Dead Closing Party: Saturday 3 November 2-7.30pm

The Ghost Tide - coinciding with the festivals of Hallowe'en, All Souls and the Day of the Dead - takes as its starting point the perspective that ghosts exist as an idea, or as part of a belief system, across cultures, across national borders and throughout recorded history. Most languages contain words to describe the ghost, spirit or immaterial part of a deceased person. Often, these words - like the type of ghost they describe - have traversed borders and been assimilated across cultures.

The exhibition, situated next to the Thames Barrier in South-East London, evokes ghosts as a migratory tide, washed up along the shore of the Thames their historical baggage in tow. It also explores the presence of artists in this part of London, as a migratory tide of creative fotsam and jetsam which ebbs and fows as the city gentrifes and develops. Featured works include sculpture, installation, flm, sound, performance and wall based works. The exhibition will include installations and outdoor interventions, as well as public events.

The Ghost Tide features works by over 30 UK and international artists. Artists featured: Andrea G Artz, Chris Boyd, Davies, Monaghan & Klein, Gen Doy, Sarah Doyle, Graham Dunning, Diane Eagles, Andrew Ekins, Charlie Fox, Katie Goodwin, Kio Griffth, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Rob La Frenais, David Leapman, Liane Lang, Toby MacLennan, Laura Marker, Joanna McCormick, Josie McCoy, Jane Millar, Output Arts, Miroslav Pomichal, Brothers Quay, Anne Robinson, Edwin Rostron, Matt Rowe, Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squire, Sara Trillo, Yun Ting Tsai, Kate Walters, Patrick White, Heidi Wigmore, Neale Willis, Mary Yacoob, Neda Zarfsaz.

Day of the Dead Closing Party: Saturday 3 November 2-7.30pm, featuring:

  • 2-5pm Papel Picado Workshop - Make your own Day of the Dead 'cut - outs' with artist Sarah Doyle. Suitable for all ages, materials provided.
  • 2-5pm Performances and Artist Led Walk - Charlie Fox, Calum F Kerr, Joanna Mccormick, in and around the gallery.
  • 5-6pm Day Of The Dead Feast. Refreshments served.
  • International Film Screening 6pm Screening of short flms in the gallery: Chris Boyd, Liane Lang, Brothers Quay, Yun Ting Tsai and Neda Zarfsaz

About the Curators:
Monika Bobinska is the director of CANAL, which organises exhibitions and art projects in a variety of settings. She is the founder of the North Devon Artist Residency.
Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator. She leads the visual arts and creative research project GHost (initiated in 2008), curating an on-going programme of exhibitions, performances and inter-disciplinary seminars interrogating the idea of the ghost.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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