This ten-part collage examines place names along the shores of the River Thames, tracing their global namesakes and namegivers and revealing in the process many of the river's industrial and colonial histories.
Initially commissioned for the Thames Festival in 2013, it was exhibited on riverside walkways in front of Tate Modern and by Tower Bridge.
Collaged maps, 30 x 42 cms
The Thames (Section 1: From London Bridge, Arizona to Salt Island, British Virgin Islands) (View Zoom)
Kielder Water & Islands is a collaged map combining a contemporary map of Kielder Water with a map of the valley before it was dammed and flooded. On the new map a series of 'islands' are created from the 14 communities that existed before Kielder Water was opened in 1982.
Kielder Water & Islands was produced as an edition of 10,000 folded, printed maps with slipcase co-designed with Fraser Muggeridge studio and distributed free to visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park.
Developed by The Kielder Partnership: The Calvert Trust, The Environment Agency, Forestry Commission, Northumberland County Council, Northumbrian Water, Tynedale Council & Community Groups.
NewcastleGateshead is a collaged map complied from regional namesakes taken from city maps worldwide. Place names from a number of countries including Australia, Canada, Jamaica and Ireland are juxtaposed to create an alternative map of North East England.
30,000 copies of the double sided, folded print version of NewcastleGateshead were distributed free across the UK to coincide with NewcastleGateshead Festival of the Visual Arts 2006.
Additionally the collage was reproduced as a limited edition digital pigment print using archival inks on Somerset Enhanced Velvet paper (255gsm) Signed edition of 35.
Commissioned by Locus+