The Web Of Water is an international art project presenting different attitudes and takes on water; its use and misuse; and critical importance on Earth. Participants (artists, youth, community) explore ways we relate to water and how water relates to us. Engagement levels are via artistic practice, exhibitions, community participation, historical exploration and environmental discussions.
The project aims to create awareness on the importance of water by exploring the myriad aspects of our life that water touches. It encourages artists to investigate issues related to water and explore them through their artworks. It sensitises participants through arts/ crafts and help tap into their imaginations and through research to discover the cultural traditions of the East Midlands. It looks at the cross-cultural comparison of such heritage traditions, the impact on local communities.
The overall project has three main Sections – Art, Education and Heritage. There are different entry points, such as exhibitions, workshops, artwork installations, research, environmental discussions, talks, film viewings and poster competitions.