Art on Middlesex Street Estate

Art on Middlesex Street Estate

Art Night By Art Night

Help us to create an artwork with the residents of Middlesex Street Estate which will be unveiled on Art Night 2017!

Londres Fundraising stage

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£8,101
pledged of £15,248
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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £15,248 by 03 May 2017

Petticoat Lane, famous for its colourful textile market, is also home to the Middlesex Street Estate, a tower and a block of flats arranged around a podium, with a close-knit community. Turkish Artist Güneş Terkol will collaborate with residents to create a new mural on one of the Estate’s outer walls. This permanent art work will be made for the residents to be proud of, and passersby to enjoy. In addition, Terkol will conduct a series of free workshops inviting the local community to create a large-scale textile banner which will be publicly displayed on Whitechapel High Street, on the night of the event. Both works will be unveiled during Art Night 2017, on the 1st of July. In its second edition, the free festival, curated by Fatoş Üstek, aims to celebrate the diversity of the residents of London’s East End.

What we'll deliver:

  • Imagine: A large textile banner and a permanent mural which will be inspired by life on the Estate and the neighbourhood
  • Make: The artist will host free textile and sewing workshops for the community
  • Exchange: Local residents will engage in conversation with the artist to create a permanent mural for the Estate
  • Show: The banner will be displayed on Art Night and the mural will stay permanently for everyone to enjoy

Why it's a great idea:

Art Night is a free festival of contemporary art in extraordinary spaces. Each year, a leading cultural institution and curator are invited to work in a different area of London, exploring its history, culture and architecture. The festival seeks not only to activate the area for one night but also to leave a legacy and empower the residents of Middlesex Street Estate and local community, through the project of Güneş Terkol. The artist will engage in discussions with the residents and conduct workshops, in order to inspire collaboration. She will create a space for them to reflect their expectations, dreams and concerns, their life on the Estate and their relationship to the neighbourhood, rich in History of migration and trade.

Steps to get it done:

  • April: Raise funds for materials, production, workshops and fees
  • May: Host workshops and feed-in sessions, where the banner will be created and mural designed
  • June: Realisation of the mural
  • 1 July: Art Night, when the banner will be displayed and the mural unveiled

The mural will be visible to passers-by, and be particularly busy on Sundays when the Petticoat Lane Market is on. The banner created during the workshops will be displayed at The Cass, London Metropolitan University for Art Night, alongside other major projects by leading international artists. The project is made in association with Aldgate Community Events. Rewards £10 or more: a special thank you and your name on our website £50 or more: your name on our website and the Art Night 2016 publication £100 or more: all of the above and a special event in presence of the artist on Art Night, 1 July £500 or more: get in touch to discuss special patron or sponsorship benefits - hello@artnight.london

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About the space

Aldgate East

Council

City of London

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How will the money be spent?Total £15,248

Banner production and materials - £5,000 (33%)
Mural production and materials - £4,000 (26%)
Artist Fee - £2,500 (16%)
Artist accommodation and travel - £1,500 (10%)
Workshops materials and running costs - £1,000 (7%)
Other - £1,248 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

33%
Banner production and materials
£5,000
26%
Mural production and materials
£4,000
16%
Artist Fee
£2,500
10%
Artist accommodation and travel
£1,500
7%
Workshops materials and running costs
£1,000
8%
Other
£1,248
  • Spacehive fees
    £700
  • Transaction Fees
    £408
  • VAT
    £140

Total £15,248

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