Mr Whale 12
Gravesend Market, Kent
Installation, web project, book

Mr Whale arrived in Gravesend on a bawley boat from the river and spent his days touring the town with his mobile library (made from an old steamer trunk) collecting images for The Encyclopedia of Gravesend.

He spent many years trying to classify and group all the images in his collection – a process he referred to as’ image telling’. He never completed his book but with the help of the people of Gravesend (over 170 people contributed contemporary images to the project) his encyclopedia has finally been realised.


Paperback Book The Encylopedia of Gravesend, 2011. Mr Whale
Editor Lucy Steggals / Design Chalet Alpin
(Encounter, NKLAAP, KCC, Arts Council England)
Quantity 500 / ISBN 978-0-9568607-2-9


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