Metroland Studios
Sunday, November 26, 2023
01:00 PM
91 Kilburn Vale, London, NW6 6PS.
Eliza Bennett, Rhona Eve Clews, Squishy Collective, Elastic Fiction

Join artists Eliza Bennett and Rhona Eve Clews hands-on workshop exploring water, glass, inks and projection, photographically conjuring and ‘fishing’ for images from the deep.

Together we will take a collective dive into creative watery-divination, making our own glass-plate negatives from which we will make projections, and ‘fish’ for the images that emerge. Taking our cue from Astrida Neimanis’ writings about watery embodiment, we will collectively enquire into the deep potential of thinking-with materials and water. Attune to your senses and share in their art practice of watery image divining! No experience required.

Notes on accessibility/ suitability:

This session is crafted for an adult audience (participants aged 13+)

We will be working with glass so careful handling is needed.

Ink will stain if spilled onto fabric, so please dress in clothes where it doesn’t matter if spillages occur!

In preparation for the session:

Bring along a small bottle of water collected from somewhere.

Reflect on where you have gathered the wate fromr: tap, pond, canal, sea, toilet, tears….

How to find us:

Metroland Studios and Gallery can be found at: 91 Kilburn Square, London, NW6 6PS. Go down the alley next to Argos and you’ll see us across the square. Ring the bell to get in.

To find out more or book tickets, please visit

The ticket price is to cover the cost of consumables and materials, the artists time and organisational costs – thank you for your support.


About the hosts

Eliza & Rhona both share a love for analogue photographic processes of enquiry, inspired by the liberatory ways that the photographic image reveals itself in its material alchemical transformation. Outsourcing thinking to their embodied senses and the wider environment of which they are a part, each in their work set up apparatus for playful experimentation where something unknown might reveal itself. Eliza & Rhona met through Squishy sessions and are both active members of the collective.

Eliza Bennett is a multi-disciplinary artist offering propositions for ways of being, reading and viewing, attuned to both emergence and loss. She is consistently intrigued by visual signifiers that communicate on a non-verbal level, finding inspiration encountering the difference between what can be consciously articulated and what must be sensed. The space that exists between our experience and comprehension, perpetuates her desire to translate and record such essentially ineffable phenomena. After several years producing costumes and props for theatre & film, the support of a Leverhulme scholarship enabled an MAFA at City & Guilds of London Art School. Her works have been included in several arts publications and selected for exhibition worldwide. She currently lives and works in the West Midlands.

Rhona Eve Clews is an Artist, Ecologist and Healer, she draws upon growing up a working-class hippie, re-situating photography, writing and filmmaking into somatic, eco-feminist practices to contribute to wider ecologies of care. As an MFA graduate from Slade School of Fine Art, with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Photography, she teaches, speaks and co-curates, with exhibitions including the eco-feminist, bodily and botanical ‘you’re mulchy green, you’re verdant matter.’ Blending autobiography, humour, fiction, materiality and trauma theory, she has exhibited extensively and performed for Black Mountain College Museum and Creative Time, USA. Collaboration is a vital part of her practice and she is a lively member of three art collectives and a co-founder of The More-Than-Human Book club at Barbican library. She is currently studying a Diploma in Environmental Humanities at The New School of The Anthropocene.


This workshop forms part of Soft Tissue an exhibition by the Squishy Collective at Metroland Cultures, London on from 25th November – 10th December 2023, check out our exciting programme of events!