Tidal Impressions of the River Thames

Below Zero Finnish Art Prize 2020

Exhibition 26 February–5 April. Curtailed from 22 March due to Covid19

Re-opens Fridays and Saturdays 11am – 4pm
10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 July and 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

Press Release and Exhibition images

Please visit the Finnish Institute in London’s extensive online gallery, representing the exhibition at Beaconsfield here

Residency period 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.

View | DEEP TIME DEPOSITS in the making


Opening event Sunday 1 March 14.00-17.00

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

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.

View | Composer Tytti Arola plays Rain, Sleet, Snow

Find more exhibition images here

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


Beaconsfield Commissions 2020