Seven artists convene to honour World Water Day with sculpture, installation, film, and painting in a new exhibition,”Water Stations”, at Emmanuel Church in West Hampstead from 19th through 31st March 2017.

Artists celebrate World Water Day

Curated by artist Regan O’Callaghan,”Water Stations” opens Sunday 19th March 2017 at Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead (London), showing the work of 6 UAL alumni from Chelsea College of Arts and Central St Martins, who all create works to commemorate World Water Day (22nd March 2017).

Over the two week exhibition, the six artists present sculpture, digital/new media, painting, and film, responding to a variety of themes ranging from the fundamental human rights to this life-giving substance, global scarcity of natural resources, and London’s hidden waterways, to the precarious balance between order and disorder when non-miscible materials such as oil and water are stirred.

Although primarily a place of worship since 1897, Emmanuel Church‘s fundamental mission remains to

“… see our life together very much in terms of Radical hospitality to all – infinite respect for one another – as we recognise and celebrate the beauty of God’s image uniquely revealed in one another…

To fulfil these aims, the church continues to evolve in its numerous community offerings that start, of course, with worship services, and go on to include fellowship groups, a winter night shelter, music/concert series, icon painting courses, and more. And with “Water Stations“, Emmanuel enlarges its scope as an art space and “seeks to respond confidently, compassionately and creatively in being a transformative presence in our local community.” Along with the exhibition themes, Emmanuel is a particularly resonant location for “Water Stations” as it is situated on one of the tributaries of the River Westbourne.

Recommended for: West Hampstead locals; families; educators/students/researchers; and other water lovers.

Participating artists in “Water Stations” are: Michelangelo Arteaga, Marilyn Collins (with Annalouise Oakland), Kelise Franclemont, Marcela Montoya-Turnill, James Pimperton and curated by Regan O’Callaghan

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Exhibition details:Water Stations” opens 19th March 2017 and runs until 31st March 2017 at Emmanuel Church, Lyncroft Gardens, West Hampstead, London, NW6 1JU. Free entrance; step-free access. 

20-31 March 2017: 9 AM to 1 PM, or by appointment. 

Opening/PV: Sunday 19th March 2017, 12:00 – 2:00 PM. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information and to RSVP for the opening/PV, click the link to contact Regan O’Callaghan, or email

“Water Stations” is kindly supported by