It’s been now six months since I’ve discovered Walthamstow Wetlands. The place has become my research and relaxation hub. I normally announce most of my news on Twitter (@silviakrupinska), but it’s about time I touched down here, on my blog. The truth is, apart from my MA Art and Science dissertation (pictured below) which I handed in early February, I haven’t done much other writing lately. On the other hand, I’ve been focusing on my sketchbook and thinking about my degree show concept.

Silvia Krupinska Dissertation Cover MA Art and Science 2016

Silvia Krupinska sketchbook 2016 01

Silvia Krupinska sketchbook 2016 02

February and March have been very dynamic, indeed. We’ve done extremely successful degree show fundraising  art and science themed workshops.

Another bit of big news is that Government Office for Science invited us, CSM MA Art and Science, to collaborate with them on a report about waste. Five of us gave a series of 5 min presentations about our work and what we get to do on our MA, at GO-Science offices in London. My contribution was a presentation from my journies in Walthamstow Wetlands, as a taster really, there is so much to tell. The slideshow below is a selection of images from that presentation. It’s rather early days for this collaboration. I’ll bring more details in another post as it develops. One thing assured, it is very exciting!

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Meanwhile, there is another event coming up this Friday, 18 March 2016 at Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow. Organised by Love the Lea, Thames 21 campaign to save the rivers of the Lea catchment, who invited me to participate.Love the Lea event March 2016

I’ll bring a large map drawing of Walthamstow Wetlands to the event, and with it, I’ll create an installation to lead people on my journeys. I’ll have collected specimen samples, lots of printed images for visitors to browse, and I can give you tips on what are the most interesting corners to explore in the wetlands, the way I see it. If the weather permits, I’m also going to install my thorny stick ladder in the garden.

It would be great to see you there. Come for a chat and I’ll tell you the ladder’s story.

Until then, take care. S.

Love the Lea Late, Silvia Krupinska indoor installation proposal, detail 02

Love the Lea Late, Silvia Krupinska outdoor installation proposal 01

 

 

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I have been visiting Walthamstow Wetlands in London for the past month: watching the birds, studying where our local tap water comes from and using the area around the reservoirs as my art studio – all part of my ongoing The Rivers Project. The exhibition The Rivers Project – ‘Flow in Progress’ in Leytonstone Library (6 Church Lane, London E11 1HG), which contains a series of photographic studies and collections created on my walks there. You can see those works in three original Art Deco cabinets until 31 October.

Cormorant Island, 2015 (detail), Silvia Krupinska

Cormorant Island, 2015 (detail), Silvia Krupinska

The installation in the large cabinet is called Cormorant Island (detail above), inspired by a couple of islands in Walthamstow Wetlands. The two window cabinets include some photographs from dipping the bramble hoop (now part of Cormorant Island installation) in the reservoirs on different days, capturing those moments in time and studying light, colour and movement. Each piece included in this show has a story behind it, whether that is of making, walking, spending time outdoors or meditating. Visit Walthamstow Wetlands and see for yourself…

Bramble Hoop in Coppermill Stream, 2015, Silvia Krupinska

Bramble Hoop in Coppermill Stream, 2015, Silvia Krupinska

Exhibition dates: 13.09.2015 – 31.10.2015

13.09. 2015, 12.00 pm – 4.00 pm and then on during normal library opening times:

Monday to Friday: 9am to 7pm
Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 12 to 4pm

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Twitter: @silviakrupinska #theriversproject
Website: http://krupinska.wix.com/theriversproject
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Hi there!

I’ve a summer sale on the abalone jewellery in krupinskart shop, and if you fancy any of the pieces in the store, get in touch with #£offKAJ tag and you will get a special price on your chosen product.

Contact me on Twitter:@silviakrupinska, Facebook: Silvia Krupinska, Email: silviakrupinska(at)gmail(dot)com or comment on the post here.

 

KAJ

Have a great summer!

Sx

 

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