As part of Royal Museums Greenwich's annual residency programme, we are partnering with Woolwich based arts organisation The Collective Makers to co-produce interventions and creative responses throughout 2022, starting with World Oceans Day in June.

About The Collective Makers 

The Collective Makers
Founders Lison Sabrina Musset and Joseph Ijoyemi

The Collective Makers organisation was created due to a lack of opportunity for emerging visual artists. They campaign to improve diversity within the art sector, and to raise artist profiles.

They say: "We regularly host exhibitions and support our artists with their commissions. Our aim is to help visual artists become involved in community projects, especially those in need of expanding their network. Our collective is for the dreamers, doers, achievers, and innovators, who are all willing to make a collective change."

Find out more about The Collective Makers


Our Connection to Water

Open now at the National Maritime Museum, this free exhibition is co-produced by The Collective Makers and Royal Museums Greenwich.

Water is a vital resource, but, to many, it holds a sacred significance. Beyond its uses for cleaning and drinking, water is central to many cultural and spiritual practices around the world.

Our Connection to Water brings together seven artists: Aya Mohamed, Artemis Evlogimenou, Dafe Oboro, Giya Makondo-Wills, JIUN Collective, Paul Malone and Seba Calfuqueo. Their work, influenced by their different backgrounds and experiences, explores our human connection to water.

Image: Detail of Pour me Water, Pure Water © Dafe Oboro

Residencies at Royal Museums Greenwich

Find out more about the Residency Programme at Royal Museums Greenwich – an exciting, collaborative initiative for practitioners of all mediums to explore, interrogate and to bring to life the collections