Totally Thames 2019: Artist led walk to Crossness Pumping Station Sun 29 September

This artist-led walk is a chance to creatively explore the Thames Path on a 4-mile walk downriver from Woolwich Arsenal along to Crossness Pumping Station. 

Artist Lily German will lead the group through observational drawings in response to the river, Thames Path and the Grade 1 listed industrial architecture of Crossness Pumping Station. Local photographer and historian Chris Waite will reveal hidden and local histories along the walk to Crossness. All drawing abilities are welcome to this relaxed event. 

Drawing materials and admission to the site is included in the ticket price. For more information and to book your place now:

Photography: Rosie Lonsdale

Walking as material: Artist-led walk

On 24th February 2019 I led an artist-led walk exploring the urban environment surrounding Bankside and The City. Through walking together, gathering materials and conversations – we talked about the changing environments of movement and materiality within the city, along its concrete paths and over its subterranean structures.

This event ran in conjunction with ‘matter(ing)’, an exhibition of new works by Abigail Brothers, Sebastian Sochan and myself.

Press Release


Private View: Thursday 7th February

Open to public: 8th – 24th February 2019

Friday – Saturday: 12 – 6pm | Sunday: 12 – 4pm | Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only.

Platform Southwark. 1 Joan St, South Bank, London SE1 8BS.

Matter(ing) is an exhibition that brings together recent works of Lily German, Sebastian Sochan and Abigail Brothers. Through sculpture and performance these three artists investigate ideas of materiality and the outcome of enabling materials to drive the creation of work.

Wet clay flops, cotton fibres fray, plaster cracks, foam inflates, sugar crystallizes. The artists suspend how we commonly use materials and listen to the material, thinking with, through and in them. Expectations are broken apart, revealing unforeseen material possibilities.

Each artist’s response to materiality is different. Abigail Brothers digs into the power of how materials have the ability to embody themselves, or something from a distant memory. Lily German activates clay forms through vocal performance, examining the vulnerability and physicality of voice and wet clay. Sebastian Sochan’s instinctual sculptural works explores the emotive and humble quality of materials, testing their borders between fragility and robustness.

A series of workshops and events surrounding materiality will run alongside the exhibition.

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Totally Thames 2018: Artist led river walk to Crossness Pumping Station with Lily German

Lily German Crossness

On 23rd September 2018 come and join me for a walk along the river from Woolwich Arsenal Station to Crossness Pumping Station , exploring the Thames Path and its secret histories as part of  Totally Thames 2018. Booking is essential, see the URL below to book your place on this adventure downstream.

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