Saturday, 24 August 2013

MAYOR'S THAMES FESTIVAL & RIVERS OF THE WORLD 2013






Saturday 18 August - Sunday 15 September 2013

Final artworks exhibited on the riverside walkways by The London Studios west of Oxo Tower Wharf, in front of Tate Modern and by Tower Bridge

For three weeks in August and September, London’s south bank riverside walkway is spectacularly transformed with giant works of art from 'Rivers of the World': a Thames Festival project delivered in partnership with the British Council's Connecting Classrooms.

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.

Here are the final banners created this year with four London schools:
Mount Carmel College, Chelsea Academy, Jo Richardson School and Sedgehill School.

Further details of the scheme: http://www.riversoftheworld.org/