Coventry Creates

Coventry Creates

I've been commissioned by Coventry City of Culture to work with Centre for Cultural & Media Policy Studies, Warwick University and the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University, and to test an arts and humanities approach to river regeneration and cultural values of water.

This project will involve making new images on the River Sherbourne in the area where it becomes hidden from view around Spon End Coventry. I'll be continuing to develop the approach I've been using on the River Cole in Birmingham, shooting with the Calotype process from 1841 during the day and making nocturnal photograms of the flow patterns of the water.

The images will be part of an online exhibition that will be live from 10th July 2020. Images will also be shared via postcards which will be sent to the area in which the images were made.

Please share images of the River Sherbourne and how you use it with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hastag #hiddenrivercov.

Work from this commission can be seen here.