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On 13th April 2023, when birdwathing logbook by artist Jennifer Moore, ‘Birds of Greenwich Peninsula’ launches, NOW Gallery will host Lou Doyle, a performance artist, who will inhabit a ‘Hide’ on Greenwich Peninsula.
On the streets of Greenwich Peninsula, A bird-watching hide has appeared overnight. An unidentified visitor is not-so-quietly observing us from inside.
In this reverse of the ornithologist – species dynamic, join performance artist Lou Doyle for an interactive experience like no other, where local birds inspire their human cohabitors to question the concept of ‘progress’ in relation to city living. Visiting the hide is a playful opportunity to reconsider how we spend and direct our attention, and to discover London’s most iconic entertainment destination; the O (twit) 2 arena.
Designer – Ellie Beale
Dramaturgy – Trevor White
Book one of the following slots to visit The Hide
NOW Gallery is interested in how art can create opportunities for visitors and locals to explore Greenwich Peninsula in a different way. NOW Gallery curator Jemima Burrill has commissioned a bird watching logbook ‘Birds of Greenwich Peninsula’ by the artist Jennifer Moore to support our Ecology Park. It will raise funds and encourage all to take a walk and look for all the diverse birds that can be seen around the Peninsula.
The logbook will provide an opportunity for the local community to connect to nature to support their mental and physical health, while creating a keepsake that can generate an income for our much-valued Ecology Park, flagging it up as a resource for all, harnessing the power of art to bring an environmental issue to life.
Purchase your copy of ‘Birds of the Peninsula’ here. If you are a resident of Greenwich Peninsula enter the code GREENWICHPENINSULA for a discounted price on the logbook.
Lou Doyle is a multi-disciplinary artist based in London mentored by the award winning CLOD ensemble. Their work is interested in bewilderment, gender deviance, and absurdity as strategies for re-worling. They like combining performance art practices with flaneur-adjacent habits to create the conditions for strangers to connect, awkwardness to be encouraged and failure to be re-framed as artform. Their solo show Poster Boy was selected for the Starting Blocks development award and they regularly perform as one half of Easy Ryan High, who make panic-driven air-hostess content for clubs and cabarets including Duckie, Riposte, VFD & the Glory.
Green spaces are critical to providing a healthy habitat for human life as well as urban wildlife, the Peninsula will feature 48 acres of public and green spaces with the goal of creating a 10% biodiversity net gain to create a natural habitat for the future.