Go with the Flow

Schools Art Project

12th June - 8th July


The starting point for the project will be a boat trip along the RiverThames. The children will be given paper and pens and be actively encouraged to create their own personal observational drawings assisted by teachers and volunteers. Both Rachel and Stuart will listen to their ideas, observe the children at work and aim to gain an insight into their individual needs.


The finished artwork will be showcased in the Sunbury Gallery through June and into July to celebrate the River Thames as seen through the eyes of all the children who have taken part. Several of the drawings and photographs taken throughout will accompany the main artwork recording the creative and adventurous journey for everyone who visits the Gallery to enjoy  

A Community Art Collaboration project in celebration of the RiverThames.

For over 1,000 years, the River Thames has uniquely shaped the history and geography of the local area and has more than anything else, defined the communities living along its banks.

During 2018, Runnymede Borough Council are planning a River Celebration Festival. Working with a range of partners, the project will stimulate the creation and running of a series of events and activities throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.

The Sunbury Gallery, which sits adjacent to the River Thames is delighted to be part of this Festival and is running a Community Arts Project involving pupils of various ages from Manor Mead and Walton Leigh, both local schools for children with special needs.

Building on the past eight years of projects, we have engaged textile artist Rachel Howard and education artist Stuart Simler to collaborate with an inspiring interactive art project.