Watermarks

Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Friday 31st December 2021

Watermarks

Watermarks is an actual manifestation of extracts of Tom King’s Thames Estuary Trail: a Walk Round the End of the World, mapping it in a tangible way across the estuary, whilst simultaneously chronicling some of Maria Amidu’s laugh out loud moments when she was reading the book. Maria is also using the chromatic language of each of the eight sites along the walk and their immediate surroundings as her palette for Watermarks, adding another layer to her blending of text with landscape. The idea for Watermarks evolved out of these tongue in cheek words from Tom at the bottom of page 43 (of the first edition) of said book: In 1791, Will [Waight] was buried in Hockley churchyard, about four miles to the north of the Estuary. He lies at his own request, just outside the porch-door… “People have trampled all over me in life, so they might as well do so in death as well”, he declared, sourly.... “Get people to walk all over your memory. That’s the key to immortality,” I told the dog

When

Saturday 22nd May 2021 to
Friday 31st December 2021

Where

Various Sites - full map to follow

SS3 9AJ

Travel

These works will be sited at various sites around the estuary.

Previous Thames Estuary Trail
In the Landscape

Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

Creative_Estuary_New_1   ace

Major Partners

ecc uok thurrock thames_gateway selep medway  thames estuary   ebbsfleet    mayor locatekent kentcc gravesham uoe bas_coun   south_coun Here for Culture

Commissioning Partners

book_fest community_fund heritage_fund creative_coast bexleysalford fpg lesnes Essex2020Logo The Old Waterworks Logo UCA1

Festival Partners

arts_human uni_south uni_oxford uni_glas send_pier pla opp_se henley c2c roh southeastern Thamesmead2 Peabody2 BowArts3

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity   raddison   uber SouthEssex1 UniversityCentre1