London-based artists invite locals to contribute to Medway-inspired mural.
‘The River’ is a fully interactive exhibition, celebrating the Medway in Chatham, and is set to transform Chatham’s Sun Pier House for three weeks in January.
“This exhibition is an exploration of nature, history and the meaning of the Medway to the community of Chatham,” explain artists and exhibition curators Katie Brookes, Alison Boult, Nikki Gardham, Rebecca Harper, Kathryn Maple and Elizabeth McCarten , six emerging London and Kent based painters.
“Like the Medway, ‘The River’ begins with a spring of energy, with our initial paintings, made on site, becoming the starting point for a large-scale collaged mural inspired by the river – and created with members of the public.”
The artists will run creative workshops for members of the public via community groups, school groups, colleges and groups for older people. Family drop-in days will be held on Saturdays 13th, 20th and 27th of January throughout the exhibition, no booking required.
The River, which opens on Saturday 6 January 2018 and closes on Sunday 28 January 2018, provides a unique opportunity for the whole community to contribute to a special collaborative art project. A Private View for the mural will be held on Friday 26th January 6:30 – 8:30pm.
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Header Image: Painting the mural at ‘the River’ (image courtesy of Elizabeth McCarten)