The piece is representative of ‘Poplar past, present and future’ the suffragettes in East London through to the development works and employment opportunities and communites in Tower Hamlets now…
This is an outreach project which I’ve been working on for several weeks. The individual illustrations have been created by Tower Hamlets based community groups (including local primary schools, classes for elderly participants and a few of my own characters).
The image represents Poplar; past, present and future, from the suffragettes in East London, the current, constant redevelopment work and new high rise flats and the future of the area: further construction and jobs for local people.
I have a finalising meeting on Wednesday morning and the finished result will be put on permanent display at Poplar DLR station. This is a local station to me and it feels very exciting and a privilege to be involved in the making of something so close to home.
Every Saturday (until next week as we finish for the year) I teach Art on the Saturday school programme for Newham based 8-12 year olds at Rosetta Art Centre.
We’ve had a fantastically rich six months, covering ceramics, drawing, painting techniques, mixed media, ceramics and last Saturday had splendid results; we worked as a team and painted large-scale Aboriginal inspired animals onto a banner.
I think it looks fantastic…
I will be facilitating a free workshop in which yow will get to create your own vintage inspired Artwork, followed by a solo P.V. of my work
All levels welcome, it is a fun, therapeutic, experimental activity in which you will be left with your own Doll/character artwork, which you will be able to take home….
The workshop will be held between 5-6pm on Thursday 10th November at Rosetta Art Centre and will be followed by a private view of my work between 6-8pm.
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Mono & screen printed banner, following theme of local people/culture
Mono & screen printed banner, following theme of Upton Park Market and local foods/specialities…Created during a series of workshops for adults with Leaning Difficulties at Harold Rd Centre.
I had a wonderful day at The Cult House Christmas Pop-Up Show yesterday and met some great people – I’ll be here again today from 3-8pm at 93 East, 150 Brick Lane. Selling Textiles, mini Artworks, Limited Edition Giclee Prints, bespoke, handmade jewellery & handmade greeting cards:
Last Thursday was the opening night of exhibition ‘Brew’ – the coffee shop I exhibited my ‘Alternative Tea Party’ painting is very contemporary and so quirky, also met some wonderful fine Art students from UCA Farnham who curated the show………come and have a look ‘BREW’, (Goswell Rd, London)