Nene Park is pleased to be exhibiting a new painting by artist Miranda Creswell at Ferry Meadows Country Park. The beautiful watercolour painting, Early Sun, Early Moon, depicts swimmers watching the rising sun and setting moon from a river in winter. Miranda is currently Artist-In-Residence at the School of Archaeology, at Oxford University as part of the Ripple Effect, a public engagement project exploring rivers in prehistory. This is one of 11 installations that display original artworks alongside a description of local archaeology. You can view the other installations on The Ripple Effect website.

The painting is on display until 30 June close to Gunwade lake and the River Nene at Ferry Meadows.

The Ripple Effect stems from a Leverhulme Trust-funded research project Ebb & Flow, which studies the many roles that rivers played in the lives of prehistoric communities from 2500–400 BC: as connectors and borders, as sources of floods and food, and as places of ritualised activities. The River Nene, that flows through Ferry Meadows, is one of four river systems being examined as part of the Ebb & Flow Archaeology project.

In the video below Miranda Creswell introduces her artwork and the project:

Here is the location of where the painting is displayed in the Park: