Thames-Side Studios Gallery

New Doggerland
Future imaginings of place and culture

Fran Burden, Clare Burnett, Alison Cooke, Richard Ducker, Elaborate Kingdom, Deborah Gardner, Oona Grimes, Sula Hancock, Nicky Hodge, Melanie King, Sarah Kogan, Jo Lawrence, Jane Millar, Stephen Nelson, Freddie Robins, Sarah Sparkes, Virginia Verran

Curated by Jane Millar

Exhibition Dates: 1-16 February 2020
Preview: Friday 31 January, 6-9pm
Closing drinks: Sunday 16 February, 2-5pm

"In a sense, if you're not getting it wrong really a lot when you're creating imaginary futures, then you're just not doing it enough. You're not creating enough imaginary futures." William Gibson

New Doggerland is a new artists project for a future imagining of physical and cultural re-connection between Britain and the European mainland.

New Doggerland is a multi-disciplinary visual arts project for a future imagining of physical and cultural re-connection between Britain and the European mainland. Doggerland is the name given to the ancient landmass, now submerged, that once connected Britain to Northern Europe. What if a new land mass rises up and we become physically part of the mainland again?

New Doggerland is a project about future land and humans. It asks questions to which the exhibitors and participants will respond with different ideas and answers. Who will be living there and how? It may evoke a Ballardian dystopia, or ideas of possible Utopia. Or could New Doggerland be the heterotopia where we go to experience 'other' selves, a place of becoming?

Click here for: New Doggerland Artist Bios.pdf
Click here for: New Doggerland Map.pdf

For further information and press enquiries contact Jane Millar janemillar93@gmail.com

Images: New Doggerland assorted installation details; poster Melanie King, 2020; Richard Ducker, courtesy the artist, 2019.

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