Tidal protection barrier for Sutton Saltmarsh.

Read, Simon ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2380-5130 (2009) Tidal protection barrier for Sutton Saltmarsh. [Artefact]

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Over recent years I have been exploring ways in which, as an artist, I can make a material contribution to the environmental debate. As a part of this, I have agreed to look after environmental issues on behalf of a community organisation in Suffolk: The River Deben Association. At present there is a great deal of pressure upon both our coast and estuarine systems. Habitually this has been managed by government agencies.

In order to participate effectively in the debate, it is vital to foster an understanding of the terms of reference for environmental management and an enhanced sense of ownership and responsibility. One initiative that I proposed is a tidal structure to prevent further erosion of saltmarsh and encourage deposition of silt. This is now being built. The drawing was made to help explain the function of the barrier and how it should modify the flow of the river at this point.

Venue Details

  1. Drawing: act and artefact
    • Location: London, UK
    • Dates: 25 Mar - 09 Apr 2009

Item Type: Artefact
Additional Information: Work exhibited at Morley College, London, UK. Catalogue of the exhibition entitled: Drawing: act and artefact, published in 2009 by London Group. Simon Read has contributed to this book, which includes the 'image and statement' on p.22 of the catalogue.
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Socially Engaged Practices cluster
Item ID: 4847
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Depositing User: Simon Read
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2010 16:56
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022 01:26
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/4847

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