Thames-Side Studios Viewing Room

Sarah Powell

Exhibition dates: 20 November-19 December 2021
Preview: Friday 19 November, 6-9pm

"With nature as my first point of reference, specifically the landscape of the Jurassic coast of England where I grew up, I source stones including Shale, Chalk and Flint found above the Earth’s surface, creating jewellery, objects and sculpture that hold the memory of time’s transformation. Through the physicality of stone carving, thoughts around personal identity, belonging and our place as humans in the story of the natural world, find their form. Both fragility and resilience are explored simultaneously.

I work on the material plane parallel to the intangible by evoking a sensual tactility. Combined with an evolving interest in archaeology, I give a poetic leaning to the long-standing narrative of our relationship with the crafted objects we give meaning to. By piecing together the knowledge that exists around these stones, their story unfolds through interactions with the body." - Sarah Powell, October 2021

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Image: Sarah Powell, courtesy the artist, 2021

Thames-Side Studios Viewing Room is located on the ground floor of Unit 8.

Entrance to Unit 8 is via The Atrium. Turn left upon entering the main site, walk through The Atrium turning to the left, to find the exhibition located between studios TB-10 and TB-09. For more information email

Viewing Room, Unit 8
Thames-Side Studios
Harrington Way, Warspite Road
Royal Borough of Greenwich
London SE18 5NR