Treasures of the Thames at Southwark Cathedral

Location: Southwark Cathedral

September 7, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Discover mudlarked artefacts from the shores of the River Thames presented at Southwark Cathedral, alongside the work of two contemporary artists, Raewyn Harrison and Liz Willis.

Challenging our concept of rubbish these fragments of the past tell stories of London’s first farmers more than 5000 years ago, Roman invaders, and Medieval saints. They paint pictures of fun and frivolity at Southwark’s Tudor inns and theatres and darker images of prison ships and slavery.

Many of the objects on display feature in Lara Maiklem’s bestselling book ‘Mudlarking: Lost and Found on the River Thames’. Responding to the locations and finds that Lara has written about Raewyn and Liz have made work specifically for this exhibition, showing that these lost and forgotten objects can be transformed into something new and beautiful.

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