Thames-Side Studios Gallery
Harrington Way, Woolwich, London SE18 5NR
1 – 16 February 2020
New Doggerland is a new multi-disciplinary artists 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 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?
Exhibiting alongside: 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, Sarah Sparkes and Virginia Verran.
Curated by Jane Millar
Photography: Justin Piperger