Real Studios' exhibition in the visitor centre for Walthamstow Wetlands is now open, enhancing the listed Marine Engine House with displays on local wildlife and industrial heritage. The centrepiece of the site's interpretation is a spectacular "Water and Life" sculpture designed by Real and co-created by local groups and schools.
The Engine House, part of the 10-year, £10.6 million HLF project, acts as the springboard from which visitors explore the wider site - enjoying and learning about the Wetlands distinctive built and natural heritage, of this 211-hectare wildlife haven in the heart of London.
The exhibition traces from the Ice-age to today, the practice and expression of religious beliefs via the objects chosen to represent faith. In Real Studios' scheme, objects take centre stage on up-lit display plinths, with narratives enhanced by a range of sensory elements, from bespoke light installations to sound, music and silence.