Thurs 3 Jun - 19:00-21:00 - Artist Talk: Mary Mattingly

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Thurs 3 Jun - 19:00-21:00 - Artist Talk: Mary Mattingly

Artist Talk with Mary Mattingly
Thurs 3 June 
19:00 – 21:00
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Listen to Mary Mattingly discuss her artistic practice and journey to producing Vanishing Point, her commission for Estuary 2021 that considers how the plant life of the Thames Estuary has evolved and responded to a changing climate over millions of years, and how this knowledge might be used as a prediction for a nearing future.

Mary Mattingly is a visual artist. She founded Swale, an edible landscape on a barge in New York City to circumvent public land laws that make it illegal to pick food on public land. Swale co-created the “foodway”, a permanent edible landscape in Concrete Plant Park, the Bronx in 2017. The “foodway” is the first time New York City Parks is allowing people to publicly forage in over 100 years. Mary is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the Brooklyn Public Library building an ‘Ecotopian Library’. She recently completed a sculpture Pull with the International Havana Biennial with the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, currently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade.

In 2018 she worked with BRIC Arts to build What Happens After which involved dismantling a military vehicle and deconstructing its mineral supply chain, focusing on the mineral cobalt. Mary led a similar project at the Museum of Modern Art. Her work has also been exhibited at Storm King, the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Palais de Tokyo. It has been included in books such as Whitechapel MIT Press Documents of Contemporary Art series titled Nature, and Henry Sayre’s A World of Art, published by Pearson Education Inc.

Visit Vanishing Point at Southend Pier.


Wednesday 2nd June 2021
19:00 - 21:00


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