Thames to Tama Exhibition
3 - 24 March 2011, Southend on Sea
Metal, presents Thames to Tama, an exhibition inspired by the journey of the legendary William Adams, who set sail from the Thames Gateway in 1598 and became the first Briton to set foot in Japan. His entry into Japanese waters was via the River Tama, a Japanese gateway river important for its trade.
The exhibit is the creation of artist Lee Baker, it consists of 5 huge wall-size line-drawn images based upon both ancient and modern Japanese graphics, paintings, and maps. Each image is made up of portraits created by pupils from 25 schools in Southend on Sea. Over 4000 pupils have taken part in this town-wide project in association with Southend Education Trust.
Monday - Friday, 11am - 2pm