Official Inauguration of Riu d’Art 2017
Riba Rocks co-organised the second Riu d’Art project in the village of Riba-roja d’Ebre, which saw the official inauguration on Sunday July 2nd with a tour around the village to view the works, culminating in speeches and live music in La Placa del Forn.
The second year of the art project features works by Jen Kilgour, Isabel Torres Ferrer and students of the l’Aula d’Art, Anna Georghiou, Phil Bird, Sarah Misselbrook, Oliver Hall and Adrià Cid.
Scottish artist Jen Kilgour produced a steel sculptural work of a donkey/unicorn reflecting the two animals symbolic of Scotland and Catalunya, which has been installed near the Poliesportiu (Sports Centre).
Local artist Isabel Torres Ferrer and her students created a ‘Tree of Life’ mural with ceramic tiles of local house names. Anna Georghiou (British Cypriot artist) and Phil Bird from Devon, UK returned for the second year running to produce a mural entitled ‘Water Carriers and The Woman of the Rainbow’ taking inspiration from the local environment.
Sarah Misselbrook (originally from Southampton) created a multimedia installation of drawing and hand cast with plant.
Oliver Hall (Southampton) created a large scale monochrome mural of running legs depicting the annual race in the village and Adrià Cid (Riba-roja d’Ebre) has been working on a series of ceramic plates which will be installed in one of the look out points to the river very soon.
The inauguration was a huge success with over 100 people in attendance and over 1500 watching live online. Live music from Troubadour’s Garden and Adrià Cid brought a wonderful evening to a close.