Selected Press

Press coverage on Museum of Water:


“that’s the wonder of the Museum of Water — it explores how water is part of history, humanity and who we are. How it shapes us, washes over us, becomes part of us. And the stories it leaves behind.” Billy Rule,Perth Now, Sunday Times 27 December 2017


“Water is the force that flows through birth, love, loss, home, holidays, danger, adventure and grief. It is life, death and all the washing up in between. Which is what you want from a museum – the whole of human life. Bottled.” Nell Frizzell, The Guardian, 22nd May 2014


” Museum of Water is a subtle and profound work, taking us on a journey that starts with sipping from a glass of water and ends with pondering our relationship with our planet.” Jana Perkovic RealTime Arts Magazine issue 137


Within five minutes she overturned all my preconceptions and i was in no doubt the WA edition of Museum of Water, surely destined to be one of the highlights of this year’s Perth International Arts Festival, will be lyrical, imaginative and moving collection of stories by, and for, all os us.” William Yeoman, Weekend West 4-5 February 2017


“We are a different kind of museum” in depth Q&A with Amy Sharrocks about Museum of Water in Museums and Heritage 4th October 2016


The West Australia TV Interview 20th February 2017 in Perth, Australia,


ABC National Radio interview with Claire Nichols, 24th February 2017


“This quirkiest of experiences is watertight” **** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian, 9th June 2014


“An engaging exhibition with a strong socio-political message about how we take a necessity of life for granted and thus it proves to be a thoughtful display” Tabish Khan, Londonist, 10th June 2014


“The collection is endlessly fascinating, incredibly moving and often rather amusing… it’s difficult to imagine any visitor to this installation failing to be inspired by the hundreds of beautifully lit vessels and accompanying handwritten notes and not wanting to be a part of it” Exeunt Magazine, June 2014


“A most unusual exhibition” Diamond Geezer, 25th June 2014


“not your average collection of items on display in a museum.” Blackpool Gazette, 4th April 2014


“invites people to consider how precious water is and what it means to us individually.” Cumbria Crack, 25th June 2014


“Amy Sharrocks invited visitors to consider their relationship with water by bringing precious samples… a melted snowman, droplets from a baby’s bath and sacred draughts from an Indian river. London’s newest museum.” The Guardian, 22nd July 2014


“a series of narratives about scarcity and generosity, meshed together in the contents of the bottles is the fragility and resilience of human life.” This is Tomorrow, 18 October  2014:


“Water, the source of life, has been the inspiration for a travelling museum that has become a triumph in public engagement.” Museums and Heritage, 16th October 2014 


Other writings on Museum of Water:


Museum of Water and SWIM books available here.

Read The Museum of Water” by Claire Trévien in her latest collection: Astéronymes

BBC World Service’s series The Why Factor interviewed Amy about Museum of Water as part of an episode called Why Is Water Exceptional?

The winner of Live at LICA’s Museum of Water literature competition is David Hartley and Sarah Leavesley as Highly Commended. Live at LICA and LitFest were seeking entries from budding writers to celebrate the Museum of Water exhibition in the gallery at The Storey 6-8 & 20-22 February 2015. Writers were asked to submit a new piece of writing, maximum 500 words, in response to the exhibition. Texts of all forms were welcome – from haiku to micro fiction, poem to prose.

From the Deepest Depth by David Harley

Bottled by Sarah Leavesley





Further reading about Amy Sharrocks’ other work:


Stanley Ulijaszek
‘Ecologies of water, fluid boundaries and obesity studies’
(University of Oxford Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity Opinion Paper 5, 2014)

Simon Usborne
‘Art That Goes With the Flow’
(The Independent, 11th July 2009)

Ed Caesar
‘An even bigger SPLASH’ (The Independent, 16th July 2007)

Agnieszka Gratza
‘London Waterworks’


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