Lilian Jordan, Robyn Owen, Amy Ortiz & Sarah Gillespie – 2021

‘Qui Som?’

map of all the Riu d’art artworks

September 2021 saw the first 32 day Grampus Heritage and Training placement. A group of four artists stayed in the The Valley with the Riba Rocks Association. During the final two weeks of their stay, the group worked collaboratively on a new piece of permanent artwork in the village of Riba-roja d’Ebre. Artists Lilian Jordan, Robyn Owen, Amy Ortiz and Sarah Gillespie were successful in their application for Erasmus Plus funding for their project. This work now forms part of the Riu d’art Open Air Galley.

Entitled ‘Qui Som?’ (Who are we?), it is situated at the entrance of the village on Avinguda de Riba-roja d’Ebre. The artwork presents the answer to the question in the title. Taking inspiration from the nick name of the village residents ‘figots’ or ‘figs’, the mural shouts ‘Som Figots’ (We are figs) from the rooftops! The large scale illustrative work combines all 4 artists’ techniques. The symbols and illustrations are based on their experience in Riba-roja d’Ebre and the text reflects the cultural identity of the residents.

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The best way to experience the Riu d’art Open Air Gallery is with a guided tour! The Riba Rocks association members offer guided tours in either English, Catalan or Spanish. A perfect activity for all the family. (Tours are free, although a donation to the association would be greatly appreciated.)

We offer guided tours throughout the summer months. The tour is completed in two parts, a morning stroll and an evening walk. With a long lunch and siesta break in between. If you would like to book a guided tour fill in the form below.

If you are visiting Riba-roja d’Ebre and would like to stay, we can recommended accommodation. Riba Rocks can arrange lunch for you at a local bar or restaurant as part of the day tour. The tour offers you an insight into the background of each artist and the concept behind their work in Riba-roja d’Ebre.

It is a great way of seeing the beautiful, village streets and other sites along the way. You will be given your own map which indicates where each artwork can be found. You can then revisit or recommend to a friend!

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