Responses to Locations in Transition_MAKING SPACE

Join Ellen Rock to create an immersive exhibition about the
Aberfeldy Estate. Through FREE painting and drawing workshops
for children aged 7-12, YOU will create a landscape of stories
about your home.

Often, the voice of young people is lost when it comes to large
development decisions, and it is rare that we get to see the world
from a child’s perspective. In Through Our Eyes we will capture a
moment in the Aberfeldy Estates history through the eyes of its next
generation, before regeneration transforms their existing environment.
Through Our Eyes will create an immersive space for children to come
together and be led through a series of drawing and painting exercises
that will encourage reflections about living on the Aberfeldy Estate.
The final images will be painted onto the walls of the gallery within
template symbols that start to create an immersive exhibition reflective
of the built environment and illustrating the children’s own sense of place.

Following the installation, a community fabric will be created using
the children’s imagery

Workshop Schedule

Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 June 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Saturday 25 June 10am – 12pm
Saturday 25 June Open drop-in session 1pm – 4pm

Places are limited to 8 children per workshop, to sign up to one
of the workshops please email

About Making Space
Spurred on by the measured success of founding The Tommy Flowers Community Pub, we have now been given this next door unit to house our growing arts programme until September 2022, when this row of shops built in the 1950s are due for demolition. We are part of The Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursdays monthly late openings and are open to applications and invitations for reciprocal collaborative engagement with the public, from artists and organisations internationally.

This former post office closed many years ago and has been largely unused since, so with 20 local building trades students from New City College we are refurbishing it into a modular project space, inviting young artists and emerging socially-engaged groups to grow their practice.  We offer a regular series of free learning workshops including mask casting/making, glassblowing and ceramics,  launching our programme in summer 2021 and are crowdfunding to be able to deliver this community-focused creative Outreach. Our international ambition has so far involved artists originating from Africa, Asia, the Americas and across Europe.

Project Title
MAKING SPACE from the series Responses to Locations in Transition

48 Aberfeldy Street and environs, London E14

Project lead
Garry Hunter for Fitzrovia Noir

Graham Carrick for Fitzrovia Noir

Shaun Grimsley

Aberfeldy LLP
Mayor’s Make London Fund
National Lottery Community Fund
Our Tower Hamlets Innovation Fund

Cityzen Kane (sculpture)
CizeOne (street art)
Colleen Bartley (dance)
Doralba Picerno (mask making)
Gareth Evans (poetry)
Ghost and John (performance)
Jon Lewis (glass)
Lalandra Stanford Vaughan (glass)
Part2ism (street art)
Tom Chadwin (glass)

Hosted organisations
FabLab Roskilde University
Hidden Keileon
New City College
Picture Utopia CIC
Young Blood Initiative 
The Wild Women Collective


Until September 2022

“ It is really great to have your support as spaces to present art and interact with community are really hard to find.”

Ghost and John, performance art duo from Hong Kong

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