During 2017, a participatory arts project was delivered by Enable Leisure & Culture in partnership with SoundFjord to engage communities along the River Wandle with its material, natural and cultural history.
Combining multiple art forms 9 creative workshops and sound recording sessions took place along the river, in which participants explored its character and history through hands-on activities including:
- drawing and sketching
- field sound recording
- lino printing
- material studies
- vocalisation and aesthetic movement
An installation and accompanying pamphlet has been created using the participation sessions as inspiration for the final showpiece. This is on permanent display in the Ram Quarter Heritage Centre, Wandsworth – which sits on the site of the old Ram Brewery at the River Wandle delta.
You can take a read of the pamphlet by clicking the button below.
Confluence: The River Speaks was commissioned on behalf of Greenland Group, developer of The Ram Quarter, as part of an exciting arts programme curated by culture agency Futurecity in partnership with the Pump House Gallery. Living Wandle supported and co-funded the project alongside Wandsworth Council and Enable Leisure & Culture.
This project is part of the wider Living Wandle Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.