Celebrating 500 years of Trinity House and the Thames Waterman Company through art

chris livett

Last Thursday, the Greenwich Gallery at Peyton Place played host to the official opening to Peter Kent’s new exhibition, a pictorial homage celebrating the quincentenary of Trinity House.

Peter Kent, a topographical artist with a unique twist, is known for his detailed depictions of urban scenes that often have a maritime theme, drawing from his passion for all things connected to the sea and rivers.   Mr. Kent’s body of work provides a wonderful pictorial history as well as serving to remind us that Trinity House is as relevant today as ever before.

Chris Livett, Managing Director of Livett’s Launches, was invited to speak and officially open the event which is titled Lighting the Maritime Way.

Mr. Livett is a Waterman to HM the Queen, a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Watermen & Lightermen and an ambassador for the Thames and all things maritime.

Trinity house was granted its Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1514 and are celebrating their 500th anniversary this year.  With three distinct functions, the Trinity House is the General Lighthouse Authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. It is also a charitable organization dedicated to the safety in shipping and wellbeing of mariners, donating over £4million to maritime organizations each year. Additionally, Trinity House provides Deep Sea Pilotage for Northern European Waters.

The Lighting the Maritime Way exhibition is now open to the public and will be running until the 29th of January.  Opening times are 9am-5:30pm on weekdays and 12noon-4pm on weekends. For more information on the exhibit and artist, Peter Kent, visit www.peterkentgreenwich.co.uk.

We greatly encourage a visit to this exciting showing!