Never underestimate the power of water. It’s pretty much everywhere: up to 60 percent of our bodies are made up of the wet stuff and with 73 percent of the earth covered by precious H20 (with a great deal currently in the south of England), it’s impossible to avoid. Water’s precious stuff and we often take it for granted, which is why an upcoming exhibition at Somerset House in June aims to emphasise our unique relationship with this essential liquid. The Museum of Water is a public collection of water donations and accompanying stories curated by live artist, sculptor and filmmaker Amy Sharrocks. All types of donations are encouraged, collected in anything from jam jars to old bottles of whiskey and there will be an eclectic selection of offerings on display, with water from a baby’s first bath just as welcome as holy water from the river Ganges.
For your chance to contribute, the next H20 harvesting is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday March 22 from noon-6pm in the courtyard of Somerset House, so head down with your watery tales. But if you can’t make it, the exhibition is holding more collection drives on April 16 and May 13 before the show opens on June 6. Hari Sethi
For more information, see museumofwater.co.uk.