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.





>eel conservationExternal link to The Sustainable Eel Group website.

>Eel Suitcase Tweets

Art projects by University of Plymouth illustration students.

The Creel An anthology of contemporary poetry about eels edited by Luke Thompson and published by Guillemeot Press. 

The Origin of the Silver Eel
is a tiny classic of nature writing, a joyful, exuberant and personable study in conviction and error.

Eel ART archive Thanks to everyone who has sent in an eel for our collection. 

The Natural History Museum
coming soon

A Suitcase Full of Eels Featuring 71 artists, this beautiful little book of eelustrations is a unique testament to the weird fascination and creative relationship we have with the eel.

Guillemot Press Eel Fest 2020 External link to the Guillemot Press poetry eel fest 2020. 

Brusseels On the 20th June 2018 we exhibited the Eel Suitcase artwork during SEG’s ‘Save the European Eel’ event at The European Parliament in Brussels.

Eels! is a novella written by Luke Thompson, illustrated by John Kilburn.
Published by Guillemot Press.

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