The Wapping Project Commissions is a new commissioning scheme launched in 2016. It offers artists an opportunity to produce a new major piece of work that is a step up in scope or scale in their practice through funding and support.


A new piece by Polish born writer Agnieszka Studzinska for The Wapping Project Commissions, November 2016

Agnieszka Studzinska has an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA. Her first debut collection, Snow Calling was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award 2010. Her second collection, What Things Are is published by Eyewear (2014). She is currently working on her third collection of poetry as well as her PhD at Royal Holloway; ‘The house a shelter for imaginings” – The Poetics of Literary Home-Making in Poetry: Home in Poetry and Poetry as Home.

Andrea Luka Zimmerman

ERASE AND FORGET – A Feature Documentary

The Wapping Project is supporting Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s latest feature length documentary film – an intimate portrait and expansive exploration of human conscience, war and the limits of deniability. The film will premiere at Berlinale in February 2017 – more in our news section.

The majority of lives are lived in history. There are, however, a few lives that make history. If that history is dark, occupying the shadowlands and margins of what is known or acceptable, then the price of that making can be high, very high indeed…

Lt. Col. James Gordon ‘Bo’ Gritz – “the American Soldier” for the Commander-in-Chief of the Vietnam War – is one of the most decorated combatants in US history. The inspiration for Rambo, the A-Team’s Colonel John ‘Hannibal’ Smith and Brando’s Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, Gritz was at the heart of the American military and foreign policy – both overt and covert – from the Bay of Pigs to Afghanistan.

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Zimmerman grew up on a large council estate and left school at 16. After coming to London in 1991, she attended Central St. Martins. She made two feature length documentaries Estate, a Reverie (2015), and Taskafa, Stories of the Street (2013). Zimmerman won the Artangel Open Award for her collaborative feature drama Cycle (2017) with Adrian Jackson (Cardboard Citizens).

Transition, Transformation and Transience

For the launch of The Wapping Project Commissions, we present three new works by Sophie Mayer, Alice Butler and Lavinia Greenlaw as part of a publication Transition, Transformation and Transience.

Sophie Mayer
Line of Visible Light

Alice Butler
The Peach Slip

Lavinia Greenlaw
A poet’s difficulty with words

Sophie Mayer is the author of several poetry collections, most recently, (O) (Arc, 2015) and kaolin (Lark Books, 2015), and of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema (IB Tauris, 2015). Her current project is Disturbing Words.

Alice Butler is a writer based in London and a PhD student in Art History & Visual Studies at the University of Manchester. She is working on women’s experimental writing and feminist performance, and her work has been published in frieze, Cabinet and Art Monthly.

Lavinia Greenlaw has published five collections of poetry, most recently A Double Sorrow: Troilus and Criseyde. Her other works include The Importance of Music to Girls and Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland. Audio Obscura, her immersive soundwork for Artangel won the 2011 Ted Hughes Award. Her first short film, The Sea is an Edge and an Ending, is released this autumn.