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By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: June 04, 2014

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AN international art exhibition that examines the importance of water is being held at Carsington Water.

The event opened at the weekend and lasts until Sunday.

The Web of Water art exhibition looks at different attitudes on water, including its use and misuse, and its importance on Earth.

Ruchita Shaikh, executive director of Artcore, said: "The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the use of water to our daily lives through participation and engagement."

The project includes works by artists from the East Midlands, as well as from India.

Professional artists have created art works in the form of a graphic novel.

Its pages are in various formats, such as comic books, posters and story boards.

The works portray stories, traditions and customs linked to water, as well as its use from a global perspective, including pollution.

The project looks at the cross-cultural comparison of these traditions and the impact on local communities.

Mrs Shaikh added: "The project gets together people from different cultures and backgrounds, which offer different perspectives on water and wells."

The exhibition is part of a wider project encompassing art with education and heritage.

This includes a series of on-site events, walks and talks, demonstrations, community and school-based workshops, and public participatory activities.

The aim is to create awareness on the importance of water by exploring the many aspects of life that it touches and the knowledge of oral and written folk and mainstream literature.

The Web of Water exhibition is free and open from noon until 5pm each day at Carsington Water.

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