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Sunday, December 20, 2009


Informative Outdoor Art Exhibition still running at Durban Botanic Gardens.

Presented by the British Council, the touring exhibition Rivers of the World is still running in the Durban Botanic Gardens.

In 2007/8 learners from various schools and educational centres in London (UK); Shanghai (China); Kolkata (India); Cairo (Egypt); Sao Paulo and Recife (Brazil); the State of Veracruz (Mexico) and Cape Town worked with artists to create a series of magnificent large-format artworks inspired by their city’s river. The artwork, and accompanying narrative, is being displayed in this innovative touring exhibition which is travelling to each of the riverside locations in each of the participating cities.

Rivers of the World is a creative visual art and design project which links over 2000 young people around the world. The project enables young people to collaborate with their international counterparts developing their understanding of the world. These striking artworks offer a very tangible demonstration of who different perspectives and an international dimension in education serve to enrich young people’s learning – and ultimately their futures. The British Council is delighted to be supporting this project,” says Martin Davidson, Chief Executive of British Council.

The exhibition comprises nearly one hundred 3m x 1m especially constructed all weather panels which are displayed in pillars of four panels each throughout the garden.

The gardens are open seven days a week. Entry to the gardens is free and all are welcome. School groups are encouraged to contact Martin Clement on 031 309 1170 or fax 031 309 1271 or visit Further information at