Silk River 2017 - Kinetika
PARTNERSHIP COMMISSION 2016
Silk River is our ambitious new project. We are one of ten partners along the River Thames who are working with ten partners in India along the river Hooghly each exploring our own connection to the rivers. This project has been devised by Kinetika, an arts organisation based in Thurrock with extensive experience creating textile art that has been shown at many international events including the Olympics.
On the 8th February Kinetika came with some of the project artists from India to show us their story scrolls about their people, places and the Hooghly. It was a brilliant kick start to our creative ideas and we are now planning community walks, workshops and a festival event for 16th and 17th September 2017.
We are delighted to be working with artist Susanna Wallis and artist facilitator Saira Awan on the Barking and Dagenham Silk River project. They are out and about meeting people along the route and wanting to collect your stories. Watch this space for workshop dates to attend. Get in touch for more information
Keep up to date with how the project is developing, including images from workshops and the project in India on the Silk River project facebook page.