The Origin: Canbury and Riverside Association

Photography Alex Stillwell and Mengfei Liu. 

Photography Alex Stillwell and Mengfei Liu. 

Photography Alex Stillwell and Mengfei Liu. 

Photography Alex Stillwell and Mengfei Liu. 

Photography Alex Stillwell and Mengfei Liu. 

Photography Alex Stillwell and Mengfei Liu. 

Photography Alex Stillwell and Mengfei Liu. 

Photography Alex Stillwell and Mengfei Liu. 

The Origin: Canbury and Riverside Association

1 July 2021 from 11.30-7pm
Boat moored at Canbury Gardens

As part of Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin, a series of workshops, performances, talks and tours will take place at Stanley Picker Gallery, a boat moored in Kingston Upon Thames and online throughout June and July 2021.

Curated by Canbury and Riverside Association (CARA), this day includes an art class, a display of lockdown photography and literature, a design competition, and live music for visitors in Canbury Gardens, where the boat will be moored, to enjoy. Some booking required, all welcome.

11.30am-1.30pm Art Class

An observation-based art class run by teacher Kate Brett. Spaces are limited, to book please contact CARA representative John Parrish at john.parrish1080@gmail.com.

1.30 – 3pm Lockdown Creativity on Display

A special display of photography and literature made during lockdown. Visitors are welcome and any time, and will be invited on board on a one on, one off basis.

3 – 4pm Live Music

The Kingston Academy (TKA) Band share their talent with a performance on the boat for all on the riverside to enjoy. Please continue to follow social distancing regulations.

4 – 5pm Riverside Design Competition

Welcoming design competition entries for the revitalisation of the riverside frontage around John Lewis and Kingston Bridge, including a presentation by TKA students and local architects who collaborated on their entry. To be enjoyed from the bank, no booking required.

5pm

Presentation of winners of the Lockdown Photography and Lockdown Literature competitions. To be enjoyed from the bank, no booking required.

5 – 7pm Live Music

More great music for all in Canbury Gardens to enjoy, though please continue to follow social distancing regulations.

Please note: The Boaters Inn is now open and will welcome visitors and participants from 11am – so you can enjoy refreshments during any event!

Ben Judd’s Stanley Picker Fellowship project The Origin reflects on Britain’s island status, both literal and metaphorical, and how islands shape the communities that live there. The Origin brings together the communities surrounding the Stanley Picker Gallery – from Kingston University students and academics to local networks, charities and residents – and asks them to imagine a classless, stateless, humane society based on common ownership. A temporary community, an experiment in living, a fictional island group. This collaborative project culminates this summer with an installation at the Gallery, a boat on the River Thames and a series of performances, workshops and events – a rehearsal for an alternative future.