Ilex, the urban regeneration company, in partnership with the British Council, has announced a flagship art and education project to include schools from the Derry~Londonderry, Strabane and Donegal areas.
The project will partner thirty four post primary schools from London with schools overseas, including Korea, Argentina and the Derry~Londonderry area. Students will explore the river Foyle as a stimulus for creativity and also study their partner city’s river, producing creative artworks for public display in the participating cities.
Assisted by professional artists, the students will combine their findings to produce a final piece of artwork for display in an exclusive exhibition on the banks of the river Thames in London as part of the Mayor's Thames festival. There will also be exhibitions in a high profile location within the city of Derry/Londonderry.
Announcing the project, Ilex Programme Manager, Sean Currie said: “This is a new project to the Derry~Londonderry area, providing a great opportunity for local students to study the River Foyle and also creating links with schools in London and further afield.
The core aim of the Rivers of the World project is to encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of our rivers and to give pupils the opportunity to participate in an international leading arts and education programme. Ilex will lead the project and work closely with the British Council and the Thames Festival to co-ordinate schools with artists and provide support throughout the programme”.
For further information on the Rivers of the World project or to receive an application pack, please contact Ilex on 028 7126 9226. Alternatively you can download an application pack from www.ilex-urc.com and www.riversoftheworld.org.
The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday, December 20th 2010.
For further information contact Orla Newland, Ilex - 028 7126 9226 or 07920 886326.