Rivers of the World Art Project & Exhibition

Type:Art Exhibition

Nene Park, Ham Lane, Peterborough, PE2 5UU

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Rivers of the World


As part of the Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nene Park is working with METAL Peterborough and Thames Festival Trust on an exciting international art and education project that connects young people around the globe to their local river.

Art Exhibition and Free Activities at Orton Mere & Thorpe Meadows

Rivers of the World is an exhibition of beautiful river-inspired artwork by young people from across the world. Curated by Metal, the exhibition showcases artworks created from across the world including, Peterborough, Hounslow, India, Sudan and more.

The new Rivers of the World exhibition is just one of an exciting programme of Nenescape Landscape Partnership Scheme projects within Nene Park.  The first exhibition can be viewed June to July 2021 and a second exhibition will be on display from August 2021.  The Project links secondary schools in Peterborough, and across the UK, with partner schools in countries overseas. Over two thousand 12 to 14 year olds from across the UK get involved using art to explore the importance of their local rivers and the environmental challenges they face.

Working with the artists the students have created bold new artworks responding to the theme River of Life and Polluted River. The River of Life exhibition explores the habitats and wildlife found in and around rivers and Polluted River portrays how our actions can damage the rivers we depend on and how we can take action to help maintain this precious resource. The students’ ideas have been brought to life through the design, creation and public display of this series of artworks.

The exhibitions are accompanied by two free creative family activities that can be accessed on your mobile phone via a QR code that accompanies the exhibition – or viewed here.

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