2009 River & Rowing Museum, Henley-upon-Thames
Working with children from local schools aged 7-11 years, we visited the exhibition, shared ideas about what contemporary art practice could be and how climate change might affect us all. We then looked at the River Thames nearby and facilitated a poetry workshop using themes around The River to inspire them. We formed these texts into a long, shared poem, which was later exhibited with a series of images that the children had made using photographs they had taken and digital projection techniques.
Gallery: THE KIRKHAM GALLERY, RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM, HENLEY, UK
Funding: Arts Council England and the Gallery
Acknowledgments: We could not have made this work without the engineering help of Tim Payne Ltd and assistance from John O’Connor, Cathy Gibb and Michael Black.