Gardez L'Eau opens this weekend

We’re delighted to be launching a new exhibition this weekend at our flagship venue, the award winning God’s House Tower.  

Gardez L’Eau is a new exhibition by acclaimed British-Ghanian performance and textile artist Enam Gbewonyo, which draws on themes of trade, travel, colonialism and piracy; and uses materials from God’s House Tower’s past to create a sculpture that runs through the entirety of the building.

The knitted artwork, which begins on the roof of God’s House Tower, is made from three different materials; each one significant to the building’s history. From knitted steel sculptures which act as a reimagined time-ball through intricate chain links, to wool and rope which reference materials pillaged by French invaders, you’re invited to explore this new interpretation of GHT’s history through the intricate, immersive works of Enam.

Gardez L’Eau is free to visit and on display from Friday 17th June until Sunday 14th August 2022. Find out more and plan your visit here.

We will also be hosting a celebration event, as we launch the second part of the exhibition on Saturday 16th July. More details coming soon!

Gardez L’Eau is presented as part of Meeting Point, a national programme led by contemporary arts agency Arts&Heritage, that partners leading UK and international artists with museums and heritage sites to produce new artworks inspired by the museums and their collections.