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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:
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:
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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