22nd February - 7th April 2018 Zetter's Hotel Cabinet
The Zetter's Townhouse, St. John's Square, London EC1V 4JJ.
Photograph - Gregory Parsons 2017
25 November 2017 - 27 January 2018 Making It Now
The Centre for the Applied Arts, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1BB
Photography - Gregory Parsons 2017
Established & Emerging - February 2017
Chrisities, 8 King Street, St. James, London SW1Y 6QT.
31st August 2018 - 30th September 2018 Votives
Southwark Cathedral, London SE1.
An ACWU, Morley College project in association with Totally Thames Festival. Raw clay votives made to regift to the River Thames in a public ritual.
Photography - Malcolm Smith
Peng Munch for Old G Thames
My offering to the River Thames on the South Bank is a clay platter of press moulded fried chicken and slip cast chicken bones. Originating from the North of England, I have made my home in South London and feel a deep sense of belonging there. This includes a love of fried chicken. In a London that is being ‘regenerated’ (gentrified) at speed, the ubiquitous chicken shops that line the high streets of South London provide a cheap and tasty, but often maligned dish to teenagers and low wage earners.
I regard the multitude of discarded chicken bones on pavements as ‘modern archaeological’ finds, much like ceramic fragments found on the Thames foreshore. They are symbols for the precarious, pushed-out and disregarded. They also act as motif for working class history; echoing the oyster shells that were thrown into the Thames, detritus from the Georgian and Victorian dock workers diet. My offering is for them; to celebrate working class culture and wish for a fairer society.