Bringing together drawings and maquettes, WALKING SHIP presents a 10 year chronicle and the final visual synopsis of MUDSKIPPER, a 12-ton, hydraulic amphibian sculpture by British artist James Capper. Researched, drawn and developed over the course of a decade, MUDSKIPPER is the latest iteration of James Capper’s Offshore Division of mobile sculpture, to be launched on the River Thames, London in 2019.
Inspired by the evolution and ingenuity of biological lifeforms, James Capper’s MUDSKIPPER draws from the organic world to create a hybrid sculpture that challenges the limits between art and engineering. MUDSKIPPER is a fully-mobile and operational sculpture that uses two hydraulic legs and component TREADPAD feet to shift between aquatic and terrestrial environments, echoing the macro-ecological vaults made by early mudskippers, bravely leaping onto the terrain of a new and unknown world.
The exhibition is open on Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm (including Easter Monday).
“This exhibition is jointly presented by Royal College of Art, Wandsworth Council, Hannah Barry Gallery and Illuminate Productions.”
1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Ln, London SW8 5AU
Start date: 16/02/2019
End date: 22/04/2019
Open from 11:00 to 17:00