HACKNEY Council has commissioned two new, permanent public artworks to celebrate and honour the borough’s Windrush generation. One will be placed in the Town Hall Square, the other at a location to be confirmed.
This project is supported by the Genesis Foundation and will be produced by arts organisation Create London.
Cllr Carole Williams, Cabinet Member for Equalities, said: “Hackney will be the first council in the UK to present two permanent public artworks honouring the Windrush.
“This follows being the first to appoint a Cabinet lead for Windrush and first to pass a comprehensive motion and strengthens our work to become an anti-racism borough as outlined in our Black Lives Matter motion and Anti-Racism Plan.
“The artworks will act as symbols of our borough’s ongoing commitment to supporting and welcoming migrants from all over the world.”
Project is led by Hackney Council with support from by the Genesis Foundation and will be produced by arts organisation Create London.
Artist Thomas J Price. Photograph: Corrina Antrobus
Cllr Williams added: “We are looking for participants who may want to have their photo taken to help inform Thomas J Price’s sculptures.
“We are looking for Hackney residents over the age of 18 who are connected to the Windrush generation. You might be someone who came during the Windrush period and settled in Hackney, or a Windrush descendant who is a child or grandchild of a first generation Windrush settler.”
Up to 30 participants will be selected to meet with Thomas J. Price. Selected applicants will be scanned, photographed and interviewed. No prior experience is needed. Participants can expect to be at the studio for no more than 30 minutes.
Your image may be incorporated into the sculpture work and will be part of the basis of the final project although there will not be a clear likeness of any individual in this work. These scans will become a part of Thomas J. Price’s studio practice and full details can be found on the release form.
If you would like to participate in this project and if you have a connection to Hackney’s Windrush history please complete and submit the Hackney Windrush Artwork Call Out application form here –
This project is produced and curated by Create London, supported by Freelands Foundation, and in partnership with Hackney Council.
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Veronica Ryan’s sculpture will depict Caribbean fruit and vegetables in bronze and marble. Photograph: Corrina Antrobus
19 April 21