An exhibition celebrating the 60th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River.

Susan Brinkhurst and Eamonn McCabe started their collaboration before his untimely death in October 2022. This exhibition, curated across three spaces at Snape Maltings, is Eamonn’s last body of photographic images shown alongside Susan’s multi-disciplinary work.

Reed beds. Vertical, horizontal and tangled edges of fallen reeds, black-bottomed in pockmarked silt. Silence of sky in dappled water. Mud formations at low tide revealing dark inlets. The half-hidden presence of human interaction.

From the river

I hear voices,

Like souls abandoned

Curlews are calling

From Benjamin Britten’s Curlew River, 1964