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The Fear of Falling

The Underwater Studio was one of the sponsors & host to the  The Fear of Falling  by Sophie Lewis & Emma Critchley.

The Fear of Falling is a series of timeless, life-size underwater portraits that present new ways to consider the profound experience of submergence. Exploring our changing relationship to the present moment when immersed, the subject moves away from the ethereal and floaty imagery usually associated with water and offers instead a more grounded and weighted sense of being. With a gentle nod towards the Industrial Revolution and making processes surrounding the period, the portraits pose the question; could the shifts in consciousness whilst immersed be akin to those experienced centuries ago?

The project is the brainchild of artists Emma Critchley and Sophie Lewis. Emma’s award winning underwater photography has been recognised both nationally and internationally with exhibitions in the UK, Spain, Canada and Australia. Sophie, a pioneer of water movement therapy and expert in her field, alongside working on numerous underwater art-based projects, has received widespread recognition for her work and been featured on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, The Daily Telegraph and Time Out.


The Exhibition Can be See at the Shunt Vaults London

Shunt Vaults: Joiner Street, London Bridge Station, London SE1 9RL

Opening Night: Wednesday 10th September
Doors: Weds, Thurs, Fri 6-11pm, Sat 8-11pm
Entrance: Weds & Thurs £5, Fri & Sat £10

Free Artists Talk: Saturday 13th September 6pm