Exhibition: Brushes Across Borders: Connecting Global Kids 

Riverhouse Barn Community Art Project- Brushes Across Borders: Connecting Global Kids 

At Heritage Festival 2023, Uuka Idi and Thalita Vaz set up a painting station on Bridge Street to collect children's ideas about their dreamed future world.
 Children were asked about what they would like to see in their future, what they would dream for a better future, or how would make the future world a better place for us to live in. 80 paintings were collected at this one-day community event.

These paintings, together with children's artworks Uuka collected from the Kayole region in Kenya in 2018, and children living in the Amazon Forest region in Brazil in 2019, will be on display at the Robert Phillips Gallery. 

Can we find any similarities and shared hopes for the future in Kenyan, Brazilian, and our children's impressions of the future world? What do we see regarding the future world through children’s perspective?

We invite you to come and be in the dream world the children created.  Artworks collected from Kenya, Brazil, and at the Riverhouse Barn's stall on Bridge Street at Walton Heritage Festival 2023 will be on display.  The art station will also be open for you to add your bit of imagination to our FUTURE!

Free to participate. All materials will be provided. Just drop-by!
Saturday  6 - Sunday 7 January 2024
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Robert Phillips Gallery, 1/F, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre

‘It’s a Small World’ Mini Sing-along in world languages
To celebrate this event connecting children globally, we are inviting all children (or kidults) to come to the gallery to perform in our mini sing-along- Come and take part in the challenge to sing ‘It’s a Small World’ in your own native language and learn it in other languages. Let’s see how many languages we can gather in the gallery!

Free to participate. Please sign up in the Google form to tell us what language you would be singing in so we can prepare the lyrics for everyone to join in.

Saturday 6 January 2024

Robert Phillips Gallery, 1/F, Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre
FREE EVENT! Everyone welcome!

Robert Phillips Gallery
Riverhouse Arts Centre
Manor Road
Walton on Thames
KT12 2PF