From July to mid-August artist Camilla Brendon will be using her Studio4 Summer Residency to work on a new project, Coast-Hertford Union Canal, a new chapter in Coast, her ongoing body of work exploring the British coastline and waterways. She will respond to her investigations into the past and present of the canal through making recycled surfaces and installations that spill out of Studio4 and down to the canal below. Camilla will be using found materials to explore the movement of water, towpath foliage and the wider canal environment.

Camilla Brendon is a mixed media and installation artist, who is currently investigating the British coastline and waterways. She makes work with sustainability and environmental activism in mind. Education is an important aspect of her work and she runs workshops as part of her wider practice.

Events Programme
More information about all of the events below and links to reserve your free places on the workshops can be found on Camilla’s website.

Living Canal Mobiles
Sunday 14 July, 1-4pm

This workshop will explore the local environment around Chisenhale Studios and help to maintain the Hertford Union Canal and Regents Canal, by doing a litter pick along the canal-towpath. As we litter pick, we will become familiar with the diverse urban environment where nature and man made meet around the water. After spending about an hour litter picking we will move into the education space at Chisenhale Studios where, with guidance from Camilla we make canal mobile art that reflects the unique local area, with the option to include living plants. This workshop is suitable for all ages, although under 18s must be accompanied by a guardian.

Artist Talk
Thursday 18 July, 6.30-8pm

Camilla will open Studio 4 for a talk and showing of her work in progress, followed by a Q&A. Visitors will be invited to relax in the natural and manmade environment that she is creating as part of her work Coast – Hertford Union Canal.

Living Canal Mobiles
Thursday 25 July, 1-4pm

This workshop will explore the local environment around Chisenhale Studios and help to maintain the Hertford Union Canal and Regents Canal, by doing a litter pick along the canal-towpath. As we litter pick, we will become familiar with the diverse urban environment where nature and man made meet around the water. After spending about an hour litter picking we will move into the education space at Chisenhale Studios where, with guidance from Camilla we make canal mobile art that reflects the unique local area, with the option to include living plants. This workshop is suitable for all ages, although under 18s must be accompanied by a guardian.

Coast – Hertford Union Canal Residency Show
Thursday 8 August, 6pm-8pm
Friday 9 – Saturday 10 August, 12-8pm

To conclude her Studio 4 Summer Residency Camilla will show her new work Coast – Hertford Union Canal. She will open the doors of Studio 4 on Thursday 8 August from 6-8pm and invite visitors to see the work she has made, along with workshop participants, in response to the local area, with a focus on the Hertford Union Canal.

Expect to see a living, moving installation that spills out of the gallery space to the canal below. Studio 4 will also be open during Camilla’s final weekend from 12 – 8pm each day.

There will also be new work displayed on the canal wall opposite the Ragged School Museum. The artwork is located just over a mile from Chisenhale and is best accessed by walking along the canal towpath.