Responses to Locations in Transition_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.

https://www.spacehive.com/making-space-in-poplar#/backers

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

Location
48 Aberfeldy Street and environs, London E14

Project lead
Garry Hunter for Fitzrovia Noir

Production
Graham Carrick for Fitzrovia Noir

Video
Shaun Grimsley

Supporters
Aberfeldy LLP
Mayor’s Make London fund
Our Tower Hamlets Innovation fund
Volunteer-It-Yourself

Artists
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)

Partner organisations
Hidden Keileon
New City College
Picture Utopia CIC
Young Blood Initiative 
The Wild Women Collective

Media
Open

Dates
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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