From Hackney to Rio and back again!

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From Hackney to Rio and back again!

From Hackney to Rio and back again!

Beccy Mccray By Beccy Mccray

I have self funded a trip to Rio's largest favela, Rocinha. The purpose of the visit is to tell truths, inspire hope, make connections and build an ongoing relationship between Hackney & Rio.

Hackney Idea stage

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The Wick WovenWeb pt 2: this follows on from p1 which took place in Hackney Wick last summer. I will take the hundreds of remaining left over friendship bands from the dismantled Wick Woven Web pt 1 installation to Rocinha and distribute to the people that I meet as a symbol of friendship - each one documented and blogged with a little info about each recipient. I will also create new bracelets with Rocinha residents which will be distributed back in Hackney Wick, each one tagged with info about the maker.

Message from Rocinha: In the UK we often have misconceptions of favela-dwellers so I'm going to create a banner-like washing line installation, conveying a positive message from the people of Rocinha to the people of Hackney. The message, a positive truth sourced from within the community, will be screen-printed onto items and pegged to a washing line, one giant letter per item. The washing line will ultimately be toured around the UK - starting in Hackney - documented and blogged.

What we'll deliver:

  • Organise community art workshops with residents in Rocinha
  • Screen print the artworks to create a banner-like installation, sending a positive message from the people of Rocinha
  • Distribute friendship bands created by Hackney Wick residents among Rocinha residents as a symbol of friendship
  • Create new bracelets with Rocinha residents which will be distributed in Hackney Wick, each one tagged about the maker

Why it's a great idea:

I've always been fascinated by the favelas of Brazil; and after my commissioned artworks last year with Create and Olympic Park Legacy Company - and with the 2012 baton now being handed over to Rio - this year felt like the perfect time to finally make something happen. So, I will be in Rocinha (Rio), South America's largest favela, during November for 2-3 weeks to work on community and participatory artworks with community centres.

Rocinha actually has a lot in common with Hackney (where I work) - it too is a deprived area which borders the Olympic Park and is home to many artists and a crucible of culture. The purpose behind my visit is to tell truths, inspire hope, make connections and build an ongoing relationship.

Steps to get it done:

  • If I'm successful, these funds will go towards my flights, art materials and installation costs of the art projects

Here is a link to the Wick Woven Web Pt 1:

http://beccymccray.com/The-Wick-Woven-Web

and you can see more of my projects here:

http://beccymccray.com/

http://www.crafternoonteaclub.com/

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Location Hackney

Hackney has 97 other projects and £1,075,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

multiple locations

Council

british council

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How will the money be spent?Total £1,659

flights, accommodation, materials - £1,500 (90%)
Other - £159 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

90%
flights, accommodation, materials
£1,500
10%
Other
£159
  • Transaction Fees
    £69
  • Spacehive fees
    £56
  • VAT
    £15

Total £1,659

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