Display in London with Capital City Academy
Through 'Rivers of the World', pupils are encouraged to study their own river in the first year of partnership and their partner city's river in their second year of the project. Six river themes provide a framework to compare the rivers. The pupils’ findings provide inspiration for drawings, paintings, photographs and other media and a chosen design style helps to channel and focus creativity. Artists and designers help the class groups to scan and arrange their work through Photoshop. The aim is for the pupils to work together and for each class group to create a single and coherent artwork that integrates contributions from all the pupils in the class.
Display in Chongqing
For three weeks in August and September, London’s south bank riverside walkway is spectacularly transformed with these giant works of art. The artwork is also displayed together in the gallery@oxo.
These same artworks are then displayed in high profile riverside locations in partner cities overseas.
Rivers of the World is a Thames Festival project delivered in partnership with the British Council's Connecting Classrooms and with support from HSBC Global Education Trust and City of London Corporation.