My River, My Home

As a part of the Global Rivers Observatory, researcher Sarah Rosengard travelled to the Brazilian state of Pará to work with the youth living in Arapixuna near the Amazon river. There, she worked with a team to meld science and visual art, creating 46 masterpieces in colour pencil, pastel and paint. The researchers taught students about the water cycle, river chemistry and várzea biodiversity; the students taught researchers with their experiences growing up within the largest river system in the world.

Their art was paired with artwork from youth living near the Fraser River, which is also part of the Global Rivers Observatory project, and together the works form a picture of rivers across the globe and the people who interact with them.

On display until September 3, 2019.