The art of the River Wandle on display in Croydon, Aug 5-13

An exhibition of new works inspired by the River Wandle opens in a Croydon gallery next week.

River Wandle exhibitionCharlie Reed’s work goes on display at the Turf Projects gallery with an opening night next Friday.

The artist has explored the river, on foot and by bike, from its source in Croydon to Wandsworth where it joins the River Thames.

The exhibition presents the relationship between the cyclical natural world and the expanding and changing environment of the city – focusing on the diverging and intercepting paths of the river and transport routes, the opposing relationship between concrete and the uncultivated natural world, and moments of beauty experienced by the artist in this urban landscape.

The juxtaposition between nature and the constructed landscape is explored by the artist through painting, printmaking, collage and drawing.

Much of the work in the exhibition was made in situ or developed from drawings and studies created alongside the river from direct observation.

The free exhibition is at the Turf Projects gallery, Keeley Road, Croydon, CR0 1TF (behind Centrale). Opening night is from 6pm to 9pm, but otherwise the exhbition is on display during normal opening hours until August 13.

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