The River Runs Through Us
Fantastic artists Ruth Philo, Stuart Bowditch, Charlotte Verity, Mathilde van der Does de Willebois, Hilary Owers, Simon Carter, Luke Elwes, Wendy Brooke-Smith, Justin Minns, John Milne, Justin Partyka and Jane Lewis give us their response to the river with paintings and photographs. Ruth Philo and Stuart Bowditch have made a text piece for one wall which follows the river Stour and the places and communities they encountered while making the film The River Runs Through Us last year. You can also hear field recordings from the Stour valley while you sip your coffee.
Ruth Philo and Stuart Bowdich travelled the river Stour meeting communities and people along the way, documenting fascinating encounters with a coracle maker, wild swimmers, a forager, painters, wildlife experts and many more. They discover a deep connection and a co-dependency that exists between people and water.
Ruth is also the director of the River Stour Festival and has forged her own connections between those of us who work alonside the river bringing us together.
The exhibition is in conjunction with ''Estuary' at The North House Gallery in Manningtree and 'Upriver' at the Sea Pictures Gallery in Clare