The Same River – WHABBstudio

The Same River‘ is an online exhibition created by Wandsworth based artist duo, WHABBstudio.  The exhibition was developed as part of  RCA Mentoring for emerging artists in Wandsworth.  WHABBstudio worked with RCA graduate Nina Coulson as part of the programme.  

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The Same River site

The exhibition incorporates a series of interactive multimedia works created in 2020. Much of the work has been influenced by the artists’ experience of living afloat on the River Thames. Collected stories and visual imagery inhabit digital spaces, telling narratives of our changing planet. The exhibition considers how personal accounts can flow into wider environmental conversations through the artist’s localities and imagined spaces.

Get involved 

Throughout the week, the artist’s invite you to participate in a growing community pinboard, examining issues explored within the exhibition and your own perspective on the climate crisis and surrounding conversations.


About WHABBstudio 

WHABBstudio is a creative duo based in Nine Elms, made up of artists India Gabb and Zoe Wheeler. The duo works collectively to explore our changing world and humans’ impact on the environment using emerging technologies as a means of communication.

The artists’ have worked with socially engaged organisations such as APT Gallery, Digital Maker Collective, The BFI, Tate Exchange and Uniqlo Tate Lates, Tate Modern. Most recently the duo has worked with local organisations in Wandsworth such as Battersea Arts Centre and Wandsworth Council.

You can see more work from WHABBstudio and get in touch on, on twitter and instagram @WHABBstudio or by emailing [email protected]

RCA Mentoring 2020 

This exhibition is presented as part of the Royal College of Art’s Mentoring scheme for emerging artists based in Wandsworth.  You can also view the exhibition ‘Sculptural Drawings’ presented by artist and RCA Mentoring participant Izabel Wocial.

Click here to watch the interviews with WHABBstudio and Nina Coulson and here for interviews with Isabel Wocial and Matthew Dowell, on their projects, practices, advice for young artists, as well as glimpses of special items from their studios.

Get in touch if you have any questions or ideas regarding the RCA’s community engagement by emailing [email protected].