Essential Information

Type Talks and tours
Location
Queen's House
Date and Times Wednesday 12 June | 1.00pm-1.30pm
Prices Free

Timehri Travels: The Journey to Emancipation

Drawing on ideas of identity and belonging, artist Remiiya Badru gives an insight into her research fellowship at Royal Museums Greenwich. She reveals the connections she's discovered in our collection and the creative process behind her model ship, Timehri.

Remiiya says:

"How did we arrive here at this moment in time?! Let me introduce you to Timehri, my model ship and share aspects of our journey of discovery, recovery, memory and re-memory. She is in fact the ‘navigator’ and ‘anchoress’ simultaneously who has guided me here... and continues to guide me on this transformative journey of emancipation to date.

"My talk will be centred around my creative work as an artist, and walker which is interdisciplinary in practice, the creation story of Timehri and the ‘outsights’ from my creative research fellowship experience.

"I will be exploring some of the key findings from my research through key characters in correlation to themes of identity and belonging by utilising the map as a device of metaphor, memory and movement. I will be exploring ‘conversations’ and juxtapositions between contemporary and historical artefacts discovered from the collections from the duration of my fellowship.

"I am deeply inspired by my connection to water and in particular narratives around the River Thames from the range of scents (the river has its own forever changing fragrance!), the ever changing palettes of colour and sounds to industrial histories and developmental changes. Timehri and I are currently going on walks together and documenting our journey in tandem with the river.

"Timehri and I look forward to meeting and sharing with you!"

Image of a woman next to the Thames, holding a model boat
Image © Paul Wyatt

About the speaker

Remiiya Badru is an artist, walker, creative learning practitioner and consultant. Currently, Remiiya's work is being navigated by Timehri, a model ship, and her travels along the river and associated bodies of water. This liquid history flows as a continuum which synchronises the past, present and future that connects all of us as a global conduit that carries our stories.

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Salons in the Queen's House

This event is part of our Salons series, a programme of talks inspired by the history of the Queen's House and its collections.

The term ‘salon’ was used historically to describe social gatherings in the domestic sphere. Participation was open to a range of individuals, and women often acted as hosts. Salons were alternative spaces for learning, debate and the exchange of ideas. We continue to explore this tradition at the Queen’s House.

Speakers at our Salons include artists, researchers, curators and creative practitioners. Their talks bring to light new insights and share different perspectives.

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Banner image: © Remiiya Badru