Brine Field by Thomas Pearson

A site-specific installation embedded in an industrial landscape. Poems and monuments set in the reclaimed marshland of RSPB Saltholme respond to the submerged histories of a remarkable environment, now a haven for nature. Commissioned by Penned in the Margins and supported by River Tees Rediscovered.

RSPB Saltholme, Teesside, England
25 May – 9 June 2019

Thomas Pearson - Brine Field (photography) Thomas Pearson - Brine Field (poetry)

“Went to see Thomas Pearson’s installation Brine Field at RSPB Saltholme and loved it! Striking obelisks and poetry amid thousands of birds.” 
– @dearlucy

“Great art.” – @gatesheedgreg

“Incredible how poetry can condense so much emotion, history and observation into so few words. A powerful tool in the hands of a master wordsmith.”
“Thoroughly fascinating insights. More like this please!”
“An excellent installation in an inspiring setting.”
– Feedback cards left at the reserve