About To The River

To the River by Caroline Wright, is a public art commission to promote and celebrate the story of the River Cam in Cambridge.

Since 2018, Caroline has spent four years researching stories, facts and unusual aspects of the river to uncover how it serves as a foundation to the city. She asked residents what their relationship is to the river. And how it has shaped us in terms of social, economic, geographical, historic and ecological impact. Caroline’s research culminated in a concept proposal for a final site specific work of public art for the city, called Selvedge. Read about the proposal and public consultation on the council’s website.

You can take a look through Caroline’s work from 2018 to 2022 in her journal here

To The River is a Cambridge City Council commission, produced by Artsadmin.

Cambridge City Council Arts Admin Museum Of Cambrige


Caroline Wright works collaboratively, responding to site and personal histories. Realising her work through physical making and live pieces, she is interested the interdependency of site, community and artwork.