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Installation: Arrivals + Departures

Take part in a free, interactive installation this summer with a communal moment of reflection.

Arrivals and Departures boards with artists Yara and Davina. Credit Alex Brenner



‘Arrivals + Departures’ by artists YARA + DAVINA takes the recognisable form of a train station or airport arrivals and departures board to explore birth, death and the journey in between.

The outdoor artwork, presented by Battersea Arts Centre and produced by Artsadmin, will be in place from 5 – 16 July outside One Embassy Gardens, just off Nine Elms Lane. 

The artwork gives an opportunity for everyone to acknowledge and share stories of those who may have arrived and departed in our lives – and anyone is invited to contribute names of people who have had a significant impact on their life. Names may range from the personal to the political, from unsung personal heroes to local historical figures, as a way of acknowledging, celebrating and commemorating them.

To contribute names you would like to be shared on the large-scale artwork, please contact the on-site steward or interact with the installation via smartphone or online at

Where: One Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms, SW11 7BW
Price: Free
Age guidance: 6+

Opening hours (subject to change):

  • Tuesday 5 July: 12noon – 6pm
  • Wednesday 6 to Friday 8 July: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday 9 July: 10am- 4pm
  • Sunday 10 July: 11am- 3pm
  • Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 July: 10am-6pm
  • Wednesday 13 July: 10am-7pm
  • Thursday 14 and Friday 15 July : 10am-6pm
  • Saturday 16: 10am-2pm

Floral Tributes Workshop

Wednesday 13 July

4pm – 5.30pm

Darcy Shah from Porters Foliage at New Covent Garden Flower Market will be hosting a free drop-in Floral Tributes workshop as part of the Arrivals & Departures installation. 

Artist Davina will also be there to chat about the installation. The workshop will be on the grass in front of the installation.

Follow with #ArrivalsAndDepartures @ArrivalsAndDeps

Supported by Wandsworth Council.

Artists YARA + DAVINA Embassy Gardens artwork location

Moment of reflection: Artists Yara + Davina at the location of the artwork in Embassy Gardens

One Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms, SW11 7BW

Nearest train/tube:
Nine Elms Underground, Vauxhall station

Visit Event Web Link

Start date: 05/07/2022
End date: 16/07/2022
Open from 12:00 to 14:00

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