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Leisure centres, homes and businesses in Barking and Dagenham transformed into art galleries for annual IG11 Art Trail

PUBLISHED: 09:50 22 August 2018

Pupils from Eastbury Community School in Barking creating artwork for the Rivers of the World exhibition, which will feature in this year's IG11 Art Trail. Picture: Ed Stone

Pupils from Eastbury Community School in Barking creating artwork for the Rivers of the World exhibition, which will feature in this year's IG11 Art Trail. Picture: Ed Stone

2015. Ed Stone

The IG11 Art Trail is returning to Barking for the third time.

From September 12 until October 29, pieces of artwork are displayed in unusual venues across the borough.

Last year’s trail hosted 23 venues, including leisure centres, businesses and people’s homes.

Liza Valance from Studio 3 Arts, which organises the trail, said: “The art trail is a great way of showcasing the amazing art work which is created in this borough. It brightens up the area, brings people in to the borough and can be valuable in helping businesses attract new customers.”

This year’s trail will include pieces from the Rivers of the World exhibition – a project in which 12-14-year-olds in riverside cities across the world create artwork inspired by their local waterfronts.

Young people from Exeter, Worcester and Barking and Dagenham are featuring in the 2018 exhibition, along with children from Kenya, Malawi and Palestine.

Submissions are being accepted from artists and venues who want to feature in the trail – contact hello@studio3arts.org.uk before August 24 if you’d like to be involved.

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