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River Reflections: Thames-inspired art

Tideway River Reflections- Kathy. Totally Thames 2020

Tideway has created a series of four films about a group of London artists whose work has beeninspired by the River Thames, and features in a community gallery on the hoardings at the Carnwath road Riverside site in Fulham

The films were specially produced for Totally Thames 2020, an annual festival run by The Thames Festival trust celebrating the river through a range of art events and environmental and educational initiatives across London. Like many of this year’s events Tideway has focused on film and digital media to convey its support and passion for the Thames. The films are intended to open the door to a world of river-related art, the passion of the small group of community artists behind it, and the fascinating stories they tell.

The aim of the artwork is to showcase the local area by exploring and depicting the River Thames’ wildlife, ecology and surrounding landscape.

Commissioned by Tideway and created by members of the Society of Fulham Artists and Potters (SoFAP) with support from the Carnwath Road Residents Group (CRRG), the artwork now has pride of place on one of the most significant sites across the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.

Adam Smith, Tideway’s Creative Lead, was part of the judging panel and speaking about the public unveiling of the work, he said: “It was great to be involved in the curation and selection of this art gallery. Working with SoFAP and the CRRG, we spent an afternoon whittling down the excellent submissions to the final 11.

“We felt they really captured the brief, and we’re delighted that they’re now able to be enjoyed by members of the public and Tideway employees alike"