Rotherhithe | Arts | Thames Festival at the Brunel Museum

Anne-Krinsky-Tom-Pearman-Tide-Line-Thames-Brunel-ProjectionTide Line Thames / A Collaborative Light Projected Installation

Anne Krinsky & Tom Pearman: Tide Line Thames / A Collaborative Light Projected Installation. This collaborative installation merges Krinsky’s video footage of the Thames and its architectural structures with Pearman’s animations of faux tunnelling forms, inspired by Brunel’s Tunnel and Tunnel Shaft.

The artists developed their collaboration within the Tunnel Shaft and are projecting their images directly onto its rough curved walls. Krinsky says, “The tunnel shaft itself dictated the kind of images that worked within it. Because it is not a clean white space, our imagery needed to be quite graphic to hold its own. Tom’s geometrical animations – when overlaid on my video footage – create intriguing visual relationships.”

Pearman comments, “My work often investigates faux three-dimensional form, while at the same time exposing the physical processes involved in making it. My ‘engineered’ projected forms in the Tunnel Shaft combined with Anne’s video explore the juncture of what can be discovered above and below the Thames.”

Anne Krinsky works across analog and digital media – painting, printmaking, photography and projection. Visual and historical research underpins her recent practice and she has made installations in response to archived materials in the US, UK and India. Since moving to the UK from Boston in 2012 she has received an Artists International Development Fund Grant and two Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

Tom Pearman has worked extensively in the public realm, creating projects for architectural firms, private and public galleries, the NHS, public art commissioning agencies and local authorities. His recent large-scale projects include a cladding system for a new council office building in Bedfordshire, and a Cleaner Air Awareness project across six South London locations, funded by the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund. His projects often include participatory community events.

Medusa in the Thames Tunnel is at the Brunel Museum from 1st September 2017 until 30th September 2017 as part of the Totally Thames 2017 that runs from 1-30 September


Event times

Screening times: 2pm – 5pm / Closes early some rehearsal days. Call Brunel Museum ahead of visit: 020 7231 3840.

And by appointment:

Cost of entry

Free with Brunel Museum admission: £6 /£4 concs. Under 16s free

Richard Davenport Cosi fan Tutte at Brunel Museum

The venue: The Thames Tunnel Shaft

The company’s favourite venues to perform in, this atmospheric, underground tunnel shaft is one of our most popular events each season for a totally unique experience! With the added treat of being able to drink delicious cocktails and toast marshmallows round the fire afterwards in the beautiful Midnight Apothecary Cocktail Garden, on site.

Part of the fascinating Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, this place is like an extraordinary underground cathedral. The performance area is an incredible cylindrical shaft built by Brunel as pedestrian entrance to the Thames Tunnel. This is a unique and atmospheric show. New improved access by ramp and full height doorway gives to a staircase down to the lower chamber. A viewing platform high inside the shaft offers balcony seating for a limited number of people: priority given to those with impaired mobility or using a wheelchair. Serving delicious cocktails before the performance and during the interval in the museum’s Midnight Apothecary Garden. Not to be missed! Please note, this venue is underground and the temperature may be cool, so bring a sweater.

Facilities at this venue include:

  • Toilets in the main museum
  • Museum
  • Cafe & Midnight Apothecary pop up bar

Please note that the temperature in the tunnel shaft may be cool, so bring some warm clothes. If you have a problem with stairs please let the company know and they can book you seats in the high level viewing platform.  @BrunelMuseum  BrunelMuseum


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Totally Thames Festival 2017

Totally Thames is an annual season of surprising, diverse and accessible arts and culture throughout the month of September. The programme is curated and managed by the Thames Festival Trust, with activity taking place on, beneath, and along the River Thames.

Launched in 2014, Totally Thames emerged from the idea to expand and replace the hugely successful two-day Thames Festival along the South Bank and Bankside that ran from 1997 -2013.

The month-long programme runs along the 42-mile stretch of the Thames through working collaboratively with artists, local communities, river interest organisations and businesses.

They aim to inspire, surprise and enthral through their programme

  • Spotlight the river with excellent, surprising and spectacular art
  • Champion a diverse and sustainable creative riverfront
  • Inspire the next generation of river ambassadors
  • Create unique and innovative opportunities to discover and learn
  • Support and nurture emerging artistic talent, placing the River Thames at the heart of new work
  • Each year we run an open call for events to be part of our programme these range from pop-up performances, boating events, art installations, River clean-ups, live performances, talks, workshops and much more.

They commission and support artists from all disciplines to create new work that spotlights the river and its rich heritage. The Thames is part of the fabric of London life, and has been since time immemorial. Its relationship to urban and rural surroundings is ever-changing, and this vibrancy lends itself to creating extraordinary and surprising artistic experiences.

Totally Thames forms part of the artistic programme delivered by the Thames Festival Trust that was set up in 1997 by Adrian Evans. The mission of Thames Festival Trust to increase the appreciation of rivers and their importance to us all through creating and promoting river and river-related art, education and heritage programmes.  @TotallyThames  TotallyThamesUK


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