With the current group exhibition showing at Goldsmiths College, a Swanscombe seminar has been arranged to further consider aspects of the project. It includes a history of the Marsh landscape, the social impacts of industrial closure and the implications of future regeneration. Several of the group’s photographers will also present their work in detail and explore the narratives that underpin it.
The seminar, followed by a discussion session and feedback, will be held at the New Academic Building in Room 3.26 this Wednesday 30th April from 6-8pm and all are welcome.
The Swanscombe Project has edited this video slide show which sequences work from most of the sixteen participating photographers. It is an excerpt from the many images produced over the last year and it includes some that will be on show at the Project’s forthcoming exhibition at Goldsmiths College in London. This exhibition is being held in the large light-filled space of the New Academic Block atrium and begins with a Private View on Wednesday 23rd April at 6pm.
The Swanscombe Project will be holding an exhibition from the 23rd April at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, London. The exhibition involves all the Project’s sixteen photographers, both professionals and committed amateurs, who have been working over a year to document their own reactions to the post-industrial landscape of Swanscombe Marsh. This landscape is a zone of cement industry remains, contaminated landfill and pylons, but also reed beds, grazing land, moorings and tracts of surprising quiet beauty. The two-week exhibition begins with a Private View on the 23rd April and there will be a Seminar, also held at Goldsmiths, on the 30th April – more details to follow.
One year on from the start of the project, all the photographers involved in the Swanscombe Project have been asked to send in their original personal statements or a re-working thereof. These statements express their individual intentions and interests in photographing Swanscombe Marsh and collectively illustrate the wide engagement in this project. The first of the statements are already in and you’ll find them on the new Photographers page. Next to that is an About page, which provides a synopsis on why this project is documenting the Swanscombe Marsh landscape and how it all started.
An exhibition of photography from Swanscombe Marsh is now on display at the nearby Greenhithe Asda. It is a small display of fourteen photographs with information and a brief history of the area. The exhibition runs until the 2nd of February and it seems that local shoppers are enthusiastic to find out more and discuss the future of the Marsh.