One of our project members, Geneviève Godin, recently had the privilege of having one of her texts included in an exhibition called ‘Foragers of the Foreshore‘, which was part of this year’s Totally Thames Festival. The poster relied heavily on Unruly Heritage’s theoretical foundations, which you can learn more about by following this link.
The exhibition was on display at the Bargehouse (OXO Tower) in London, September 24-29, 2019. Photos by visitors and participants can be found on social media via the totallythames hashtag.
‘Foragers of the Foreshore‘ was the largest exhibition to ever take place on the topic of mudlarking. Curated by Florence Evans, with the participation of a plethora of mudlarks, artists, and archaeologists, it explored the various facets of this practice made popular in London in the 18th century—first as a means of survival, and most recently as a way of connecting with the River Thames.
A list of participants can be found HERE.
Oral histories were also collected in collaboration with over 20 mudlarks, and can be heard HERE.
Below are photos from the exhibition set-up and opening night.