Life in the UK: Way My It Did I


Art Exchange

admission free

Life in the UK: Way My It Did I

Saturday 28 September 5.00 – 7.00 pm at Tilbury Cruise Terminal

Set against the transient landscape of the Thames Estuary and laden with traces of the ever shifting global narratives of commerce and migration, Maria Anastassiou spent a year connecting with Romanian workers, Nigerian asylum seekers and Filipino seafarers in Tilbury. Working with analogue film, Anastassiou’s process-led approach questions official narratives and meditates on the everyday of living and working in Tilbury.

Come and join us by boat! Travel up the River Thames from Greenwich Pier in our dedicated cruiser. Visit to reserve your place.

4.00pm Boat Trip from Greenwich Pier

4.50pm Disembark at Tilbury Cruise Terminal

5.00pm Food, drink, and speeches

5.30-6.30pm Screening, followed by Q&A with the artist

7.00pm Return boat trip to Greenwich Pier

This project is Maria Anastassiou’s commission for New Geographies, a project whose aim is to create a new map of the East of England based on personal thoughts, reflections and stories of unexplored and overlooked places, rather than on historical or economical centres. It is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence which supports ambition and excellence across the arts sector in England, particularly outside London.

New Geographies has been devised and delivered by a consortium of nine partners across East Anglia, including: Art Exchange, Colchester; East Gallery, Norwich, Firstsite, Colchester; Focal Point Gallery, Southend; Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge; Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery; Original Projects, Gt Yarmouth; UH Arts, University of Hertfordshire; and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge.