Conceived and created by Artist EVEWRIGHT, Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories www.evewright.com is the first site-specific outdoor art and sound installation to be held at the Port of Tilbury in Essex and the UK dedicated to people of the Windrush Generation and the many who contributed stories to the artwork.
The installation is an immersive visual art experience, installed on 432 panes of glass collaged with photographs, documents, original boat passenger tickets and memorabilia. The artwork is installed in an original passenger walkway 55 metres long. As you walk through, you can listen to over 25 audio stories about the lives of some of the elders whose images are featured in the installation and listen to original Pathe newsreels about the feelings in Britain during the post war period with the arrival of British citizens, from the British Empire.
This installation features over 130 people from the Windrush era and their families through photographs, documents and audio, telling stories in their own words of their arrival, the lives and families they created and their contribution to British society.
This artwork and soundscape are symbolic and a testimony to those that arrived on SS Empire Windrush and the many that came before and who followed that journey to the UK.
For a self guided tour please download our Exhibition programme guide www.evewrightarts.org. For an immersive art experience, using your own device , download a QR reader and scan the QR code on images on the windows. Don't forget to bring your headphones so you can take your own personal tour. You can listen to extracts of stories from Windrush elders about their experiences of coming to the UK.
We will continue to monitor and follow government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors to our outdoor events and other activities. Visitors must adhere to our Covid Policy when attending the venue. Please see our website https://www.evewrightarts.org/covid-guidelines for the latest information.