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Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in ARTICLES

A Walk To The End Of The River

A Walk To The End Of The River

The Museum of London Docklands has plenty of tales to share with its visitors. Facing the West India Docks in Canary Wharf, it is certainly the best venue for this amazing exhibition exploring the Estuary through the works of 12 contemporary artists. The hall is a simple labyrinth of wooden floors and light panels, filled up with a distant sound of waves. It offers a full immersion into the landscapes, history and tales of the river. The Estuary plays the main role here. An industrialised, decayed, nostalgic and overlooked space is protagonist of several paintings, film-making and photographic works in an exhibition open until the 27th of October. Human intervention on the landscape is one of the main topics. Grey industrial buildings, concrete and garbage are threats to the environment recorded by different artists who become real storytellers. Peter Marshall’s series of photographs “Thames Gateway” captures incinerators, housing estates and motorways with wide angle lens; similarly, Jock Mcfadyen’s canvas, “Purfleet from Dracula’s Garden”, portrays panoramic views of roads and...

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