Over the last 9 years, Rivers of the World has partnered schools in river cities around the world. Encouraging young people to learn about their waterfront and to create artworks under the guidance of professionals. This exhibition features work from Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Cape Town, and many others.
Every year, magnificent, large-scale artworks created by students in river cities around the world add colour, culture and dazzle to the South Bank’s riverside walkways. The works are produced as part of Rivers of the World, the Thames Festival Trust’s international art and education project, delivered in partnership with the British Council.
More than 2,000 young people in schools around the world are linked with their peers in London by exploring a common theme: their river. Professional artists work with the students to research their city’s waterway and help them create unique collaborative artworks that go on to be displayed in high footfall areas beside the rivers they celebrate.
Rivers of the World Retrospective will showcase examples of these works of art from 2006 to 2014.