Liminal Matters – an exhibition by Lizzie Cannon

Greenwich Maritime Centre

  • Fri 1st Sept.; Mon 4th - Fri 8th Sept.
  • Heritage Gallery

In Transition (2015-17) Found object, hand embroidery with beads and polyester thread 185 x 95 x 90 cm

Lizzie Cannon is currently working in association with the Greenwich Maritime Centre and Totally Thames Festival towards the exhibition ‘Liminal Matter’, during which the artist will be resident in the Heritage Gallery between the 31st August and 8th September.

The exhibition will explore the notion of ‘Liminal Matter’ in relation to the constantly shifting dynamic of the shore and its material. Working with objects washed up by the River Thames and the North Sea, Cannon creates subtle interventions which tap into their delicate transitory state.  Her needle and thread mirrors the rhythmic action of the waves as she mimics the gradual accumulation of rust and organic matter by laboriously stitching together clusters of tiny beads. Alluding to processes of regeneration and acts of preservation, Cannon investigates the shifting territory between artefact and debris, functional and aesthetic, and cultural and biological.