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2017, Storefront, Luton

Photography by Samantha Maitland and Abi Spendlove

Tributary was a temporary wall painting, created in Storefront during Spendlove's solo show of the same name in June 2017. Spendlove created three different maps, which were available in the gallery for visitors to collect. Each map marked the route of a walk from the Storefront to the river. Visitors were invited to take one of the walks, see the river and write a word, sentence, paragraph or poem about it. Spendlove collected the written contributions each week and edited them into a multi-authored poem, which she painted onto the gallery wall during the course of the exhibition.