Creekside Art Expedition – River Ravensbourne


Saturday, 10 September 2016 from 10:30 to 14:30
Visual artist Edwin Mingard has been commissioned to create a public artwork as part of the Thames Tideway commissioning programme. Come and spend the day with him wading up Deptford Creek, discovering hidden wildlife, making artwork and chatting about the future of the city’s natural environment.

Weather permitting, the day will begin with an expedition up the Creek led by the Creekside Discovery Centre’s conservationist, where we’ll see the city’s environment from a new perspective. We’ll collect samples, and return to learn a bit more about what we’ve found. We’ll then use drawing and illustration techniques to document the wildlife we’ve collected. All throughout the day, we’ll chat about biodiversity, the river and creek, and what we’d like for the future of the city’s environment.

The workshop is for aged 13+, young people and adults alike. It’s completely free of charge but booking is essential as numbers are limited. No previous knowledge of Deptford Creek, or of drawing or illustration, is needed, and all materials will be provided. You should bring a packed lunch as we’ll have a short break in the middle of the day.

Creekside Discovery Centre – 14 Creekside, London, SE8 4SA, United Kingdom