Below Zero Finnish Art Prize 2020
Tuula Närhinen is the second recipient of the Below Zero Finnish Art Prize

Exhibition 26 February – 14 March curtailed by pandemic lockdown

(reopened 10 July–1 August 2020)

Tuula Närhinen understands water as a dynamic agent and naturally occurring archive of the Anthropocene. In a quest to ‘fathom the subconscious of River Thames’, Närhinen builds a portrait of this central waterway with reference to mid-Victorian photographic chemistry, sewage system and philanthropy; and to the layers of deep time embedded over thousands of years and visible through fragments preserved in London’s unique, anaerobic river-mud.


View Below Zero catalogue 2020

Residency 16 January-25 February

The residency process was open to the public on Fridays 11am-5pm. Images from Foreshore walks with the artist on 31 January and 14 February. KAS Interactive Art, Science & Heritage walk on 21 February.

Press Release and Exhibition images

View | DEEP TIME DEPOSITS in the making

Opening event Sunday 1 March 14.00-17.00

15.00 Taru Elfving in conversation with Tuula Närhinen

Listen | Tuula Närhinen in conversation with curator-researcher and Below Zero guest-juror Taru Elfving at the exhibition opening of Deep Time Deposits at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall.

Closing event Sunday 5 April
 14.00-17.00 cancelled due to pandemic lockdown
Rainmaking will premiere online on 5 April

14.00 Reflections on Deep Time Deposits formal presentation by Tuula Närhinen (cancelled)

15.30 Rainmaking with composer Tytti Arola and performers (cancelled and replaced with  solo video performance).

View | Composer Tytti Arola plays Rain, Sleet, Snow

Visit the Finnish Institute in London’s  online gallery, representing the exhibition at Beaconsfield here


Beaconsfield Commissions 2020