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Wetlands Unravelled

An eleven-month long contemporary art programme woven throughout
the lakes, ponds and reed beds of London Wetland Centre

Season one: 1 October – 26 March 2021

Art, wetlands, conservation

Wetlands Unravelled is an eleven-month long contemporary arts programme unfolding over two seasons with new sculptural, installation, video and textile works by ten artists. The art explores conflicting notions of our relationship with, and management of, wetland environments by focussing on the overlooked and hidden stories of the site.

Wetlands Unravelled is a collaborative project between WWT and Unravelled.

Entry to Wetlands Unravelled is included with admission to
London Wetland Centre.


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The artists

An introduction to the artists featured in our first season - October 2020 to March 2021

Images courtesy of Julian Abrams and Gavin Osborn



Jonathan Wright
Gilded Floating Manor House

Wright explores how place is constantly remade through combinations of cultural and natural intervention, questioning what constitutes a natural landscape through a floating structural sculpture of a manor house. Find out more

Tania Kovats
Wetlands

Newsprint of 10,000 copies. This newspaper contains Kovats’ drawings and writings based on her personal experience of London Wetland Centre, which included spending a night in one of the bird hides. Find out more

Gavin Osborn
Survival: Lines of Flight

This is an artwork that pieces together sound recordings and research at various points around the London Wetland Centre. It describes a place where humans intersect with ecology, biodiversity, migration and climate change. Download Survival: Lines of Flight

Alec Stevens
That sinking feeling

Stevens placed his wooden sculpture in the carefully regulated water levels at the London Wetland Centre to contrast with the predicted and potentially unstoppable rises in sea levels that threaten the homes of many people. Find out more

Anne Deeming
Whether this changes anything.
Weather – it changes everything.

A series of obviously human made objects that transform with the weather, with reminiscent, but not quite distinct forms visible in an artificially wild wetland landscape. Find out more

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