To The River is a public art commission to celebrate the story of the River Cam in Cambridge Research into the stories, facts and unusual aspects of the river will uncover how it serves as a foundation to the city. What are our relationships to the River? How has it shaped us in terms of social, economic, geographical, historic and ecological impact? The research will culminate in a site specific work of public art for the city.
Community events form part of To The River and include FLOW - a human chain of hands transporting water from one end of the river to the other by boat, paddleboard, swimmer, runner, walker, narrowboat, punt and more. Knit for the River - an attempt to create 1000 squares of knitting that will embellish coir rolls that support and shore up the ground near the river. After Raverat - which takes the work of artist Gwen Raverat (1885-1957) as a starting point from which to develop a contemporary set of works using the same locations chosen by Raverat for her paintings and prints. This work is kindly being supported by Anglia Ruskin University.
To The River is a Cambridge City Council commission. The project website with more information can be found here.