A Suitcase Full of Eels

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This creative project brings together two academics and artists from different disciplines to use their love of narrative and absurdity to make artworks that draw on the historical importance and cultural relevance of the critically endangered European Eel, Anguilla anguilla.

The Eel Suitcase publications and Case of Eels box set are now available at 

The Creel
The Origin of the Silver Eel
A Suitcase Full of Eels

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The Eel Suitcase is supported by the University of Plymouth’s Sustainable Earth Institute’s Creative Associate Awards.

The Eel Suitcase. 2018.

images ©John Kilburn 2018 except Aguilliforms cover by Peter Morey.