Submerge yourself in Rivers of the World artwork from Exeter & Malawi

Artwork: Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education

This week we are spotlighting Rivers of the World artworks from schools in Malawi and Exeter. These two regions were partnered this year along with Palestine & Barking & Dagenham and Worcestershire & Kenya to learn about their local river through a cross-curricular programme delivered in partnership with the British Council. Working with professional artists the children and young people created large scale artworks that have exhibited in London, Exeter and then next month in Worcester and around the world.


  • “I was aware of the importance of caring for our river but didn't know quite how bad things were. I will now always try and stop pollution. It has been an amazing experience.”
    Pupil from Dawlish Community College
  • “The project has stretched me artistically, it has been great to re-discover techniques and media I hadn't used for a while and it's been lovely to share well used old favourites!”
    Becci Eriksson, Artist


This project has taught me that there is more to the river than just water and fish. We learnt that our town is here because of the river.

Pupil from Balaka Secondary School

You can catch the Rivers of the World exhibition at the Exeter Phoenix until Tuesday 30 October, which then moves to The Hive, Worcester from Friday 16 November.