Norwich, Anchor Brewery - DNAvigate

Photograph of the collaborative artwork inspired by the Anchor Brewery, Norwich by DNAvigate.

The collaborative artwork inspired by the Anchor Brewery, Norwich by DNAvigate. (© DNAvigate.)

Plaque marking the height of the lower rise of the flood level in 1912 on the wall of the old Bullard and Sons Anchor Brewery (built in 1773) which is next to the current pedestrian bridge built by James Frost in 1804. Also known as St Miles, it is the earliest iron bridge in Norwich.  

This is one small sample of a much larger work by the DNAvigate Collaborators:
Andrea Porter - Poet/Writer
Sian Porter - Graphic Artist/Poet/Writer
Jane Wingfield - Visual screen-based artist
Mark Wingfield - Composer
Jasmine Wingfield - Work experience - School Student

DNAvigate contains unique digital and graphic artwork utilising photographs taken by the artists of the Riverside Walk. The specially written music is inspired by the Wensum's journey through the city; the instruments reflect the differing voices of the city and the river. The poetry addresses the theme of how different generations have viewed and experienced the river using the voices of the mother and daughter involved in the project. Downloadable sound files will also 'eavesdrop' on the discussions of these two writers about the river as they walk beside it.

The River Wensum and the surrounding area exemplify how each generation has influenced and perceived the social and economic context of the river within the city's life. The project draws its title and its inspiration from that relationship.

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