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Transitional Waters: Art and Ecology on the Feeder Canal

Tran­si­tion­al Waters is a week­end event and exhi­bi­tion that explores Bris­tol’s Feed­er Canal as a cul­tur­al and eco­log­i­cal place in transition.

11/11/23 – 12/11/23
Opening Times
Sunday, 10:30 – 15:00
Mon–Fri, Closed
Saturday, 10:30 – 17:00
The exhibition features artworks and research created and encountered during the Feeder Canal Research Residency.

The events on Saturday 11 November include creative workshops, a vegan lunch and a series of talks. All are welcome.

11:00 - 13:00
Digital Microscope Creative Workshop: Looking Closely
With artist Rachael Champion and ecologist Maya Murphy Coles, inspired by recent ecology surveys, we will be using a digital microscope to observe the intricate details of specimens at a large scale. Artworks will be made from these observations through drawing, digital printing, and collage. This workshop is suitable for all ages.

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch - Catering by Houria
Join us to feast on delicious Afro vegan dishes by Houria, a Bristol-based CIC who are passionate about food and refugee rights.

An afternoon of talks and screenings 14:00 - 16:30:
14:00 - 14:40
Industry and Bristol's Waterways
Dr. Marianna Dudley, environmental historian, University Of Bristol
A.H.C Smith writer, author of Up the Feeder, Down the Mouth, A play about Bristol’s Docks

14:50 - 15:40
Heavily Modified Water Bodies: Sonia Levy, artist
Screening: Creatures of the Lines by Sonia Levy. With Dr. Fred Windsor, network ecologist, Cardiff University

15:45 - 16:20
Brownfield Ecology
Dr. Caroline Nash, green infrastructure ecologist, University of East London and Rachael Champion, artist.

Exhibition Continues 10:30 - 15:00
The exhibition includes images, sounds, and video by Rachael Champion & Jonathan Trayte, Lucy A. Sames, Sonia Levy, Nat Bevins, Fred Delaney, Chris James, Bristol City College Art & Design, Screenology