Arrivals + Departures by YARA + DAVINA installed in front of the South Wing of Somerset House

Drawings: Of Arrivals + Departures

Sun 13 Sep
12.00 - 18.00
Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court

Bring a story of a loved one or some one you admire and have a live drawing created of them, as part of our Arrivals + Departures opening weekend.

Artist and poet Sophie Herxheimer will listen to your story, before live drawing and writing an ink & brush synthesis of what she has heard.

Each interaction will take 10-15 minutes, and once dry copies will be available to take away with you. 

Sophie has collected over 1200 stories, and sees each narrator as an honoured, if fleeting, collaborator.

About the artist

Sophie Herxheimer is an artist and poet. Her work has been shown at Tate Modern, at her local allotments and on a 48 metre hoarding along the sea front at Margate. She has held residencies for TfL, Museum of Liverpool, and The National Maritime Museum. Her collection Velkom to Inklandt (Short Books 2017) was an Observer book of the month and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her latest book is 60 Lovers to Make and Do (Henningham Family Press, 2019). She was a Hawthornden Fellow in 2019, and has recently returned from a six month residency in California.