London E14 4AL
6 February to 31 May 2009
LandFall, an exhibition of new work exploring the Atlantic Ocean as natural phenomenon, transporter of dreams and peoples, opens at Museum of London Docklands on 6 February 2009. The work includes painting, collage, sculpture, textiles, music and poetry and disentangles the complex relationships between Europe, Africa and the Americas, through the tides and traumas of the Ocean. Contributing artists are Beth Secor, Faisal Abdu' Allah, Godfried Donkor, Jamal Cyrus, Ingrid Pollard, Dorothea Smartt, Dominique Le Gendre.
Taking the point of 'arrival, the first landfall reached after a long journey' as a point of artistic departure, the LandFall project reflects the artists’ different approaches to forming new patterns of collaboration with local communities on both sides of the Atlantic.
LandFall follows on from the exhibition Tradewinds, the inaugural show in a new display launched within London Sugar and Slavery, the only permanent gallery in London dedicated to exploring the history of the transatlantic slave trade. Co-curated with artist Ingrid Pollard, the LandFall project builds on residencies at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas and at londonprintworks in 2006, and is supported by the Arts Council.
Museum of London Docklands explores London's long history as a port through stories of trade, migration and commerce. A changing programme of activities caters for visitors of all ages and includes talks and gallery tours, storytelling, drama, films and guided walks. The Museum opened in 2003 and is a short walk along West India Quay from the Docklands Light Railway or ten minutes from Canary Wharf underground station on the Jubilee Line.