Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 2017 – 11.30-13.30 and 14.00-16.00
Free with admission to the ship
Join artist Jo Atherton on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017 at the Cutty Sark to weave a shoal of flotsam fish swimming beneath the hull of the magnificent ship, using materials which would otherwise threaten marine life. Jo is Artist in Residence for the eXXpedition team during their time in London and produce a site specific project at the Cutty Sark during the Totally Thames Festival. Her shoal of flotsam fish will swim beneath the hull of the iconic ship as a sobering reminder that when the Cutty Sark crossed oceans, no plastic was found beneath the waves, unlike today.
Being Human – a Festival of the Humanities
I am delighted to be working with the University of Cambridge Library once more to be part of the annual Being Human Festival. Our event, When Lost Becomes Found will be taking place on Saturday 25 November 2017 from 2-4pm.
“In the 19th century Cambridge scientists setting up museums relied on serendipity to acquire specimens. One of the greatest ‘found objects’ was a whale that washed up on Pevensey Bay, Sussex, in 1865. Today, artist Jo Atherton works with objects gathered on the UK coastline. In this talk Jo will discuss the nature of lost and found objects with historian Boris Jardine. They will reflect on the moment of discovery, explore when lost becomes found, and examine the very human desire to collect. You can also view an exhibition of found objects from Cambridge University Library and Jo’s collection.”