Artist-led Events

We are very excited to offer these unique artist-led experiences during Wetlands Unravelled. Most events take place at the London Wetlands Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes, London SW13 9WT.

Saturday 22 May 

Survival: Lines of Flight performance

12pm, The Big Observatory  Wetlands Unravelled artist Gavin Osborn will give an exclusive performance of his sound work Survival: Lines of Flight in the unique setting of the Big Observatory at the London Wetland Centre. The event is free with entrance ticket  but numbers are limited due to Covid safety restrictions.

Curators Guided Tour

2pm, across the site Wetlands Unravelled curators Caitlin Heffernan and Polly Harknett will give a guided tour of the exhibition. Be prepared for a walk around the site, as the artworks are dispersed across it, and wear suitable clothing for the weather.
Free with entrance ticket, but booking recommended.

Thursday 22 July

Disturb_ance by Sharon McElroy film premiere, 6- 8pm, H20 building 

Join us to watch Sharon McElroy’s film Disturb_ance for the very first time on the large screen in the H20 building at the London Wetland Centre before it goes on display in the Trappers Lodge. The screening will be followed by an interview and question and answer session about the making of the film with Sharon Mc Elroy and Unravelled curators Caitlin Heffernan and Polly Harknett.
Free event, booking essential

Saturday 3 July 

A stitch for every sound  workshop with Claire Barber, 10 – 11:30am or 2-3:30pm, outdoors around the site

Join artist Claire Barber for an onsite workshop experimenting with stitch techniques that respond to sounds at the London WWT. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor sewing! Each participant will receive an embroidery kit with materials and tools needed.
Free with ticket entry, maximum participants: 10 adults per session, booking essential.

Saturday 31 July 

Listening workshop with Gavin Osborn, 2-4pm, outdoors at the London Wetland Centre

Join Wetlands Unravelled artist Gavin Osborn on a journey of discovery across the site to refocus your ears on hearing whats really there, with the help of up-close microphones and underwater hydrophones.
Free with ticket entry, maximum number of participants: 10 adults must accompany children, booking essential

Sunday 8th August

 The Drift with Eloise Moody,  2-3pm, outdoors around the site

Meet Eloise Moody, the artist who has created The Drift, an installation of windsocks created using shirts donated by people who have migrated to the UK, travelling on the same routes as the birds who visit the site. She will talk about the research and construction of the windsocks.
Free with ticket entry, booking essential.

Wednesday 1st September

 A stitch for every sound  workshop with Claire Barber, 10 – 11:30am or 2-3:30pm, outdoors around the site

Join artist Claire Barber for an onsite workshop experimenting with stitch techniques that respond to sounds at the London WWT. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for outdoor sewing! Each participant will receive an embroidery kit with materials and tools needed.
Free with ticket entry, maximum participants: 10 adults per session, booking essential.

Thursday 23rd September

The Barn Elms Manor Banquet with Jonathan Wright and special guest Ophelia Field,  7 – 9pm, indoors in the Kingfisher Cafe

Jonathan Wright and Ophelia Field, author of The Kit Cat Club, present  a contemporary take on the 18th century Mutton Pie Banquet. In the 1700s, Barn Elms Manor stood on the London WWT site. It was home to publisher Jacob Tonson, founder and secretary of the Kit Cat Club, whose members were influential writers and politicians. Enjoy a vegan ‘mutton pie’ and a drink in a specially engraved toasting glass whilst Ophelia and Jonathan discuss the Kit-Cat Club Banquets and their infamous toasts to the beauties of the day.
Booking essential, purchase tickets here

Thursday 21st October

Working in the Anthropocene,  5-7pm,  online event

Wetlands Unravelled challenged artists to research and think through conflicts existing on a conservation site such as London WWT. In response, they produced artworks that question our understanding of the concepts of conserva1on and the roles we assume to play within it. Speakers include Wetlands Unravelled artists and scientists from London WWT, followed by a Q&A.
Free online event, booking essential.

Saturday 13th November

 Sound Workshop with Gavin Osborn, 2 – 4pm, indoors in the H20 Building

Using a mixture of sound recordings and materials found on site, you can gather and record sounds to build an imaginative collaborative sound piece inspired by London WWT, guided by Gavin Osborn. All equipment provided.
Free with ticket entry, maximum 10 participants, children must be accompanied by an adult,  booking essential

If you have a general enquiry, please email us at info@unravelled.org.uk