Art4Space Recent Projects

2012 – Art4Space have received a grant from the Walcot Foundation to run training courses in ‘Employability and Community Arts’ starting in January which is such exciting news for our business and it’s development. We have several commissions secured for the Spring. Watch this space!

2011 – Completed 12 commissions, many with local schools and housing associations. Successful with 3 funding bids. Spring fete in May which was well attended in the garden. We ran a full volunteer programme, trained 2 volunteer placement student for 6 months, an apprentice and 4 work experience. Art4Space ran the participatory arts at Stockwell festival. In October Art4Space were proud to host our well-being event, exploring the therapeutic benefits of creativity and the concepts of happiness and wellbeing. It was a dynamic evening of hugging, singing, meditation, speeches, discussion, chai and cake! A BIG thank you to Nan Fee for leading the singing, Vanessa King ( Action for Happiness), Roy Sutherwood ( Jamyang Buddhist Centre) and Michelle Baharier ( Cooltan Arts). Also a BIG thanks to Majella (Guerilla Hugs) for hugging, Natalie for making the Chai and Anja ( Love Cakes) for her beautiful cakes. A special mention must go to Maren Grotemeier for helping to pull everything together. We hope that everyone who came enjoyed the evening and for those who were unable to make we will be looking to host another similar event in the new year.

2010 – Art4Space moved to the ground floor at Stockwell Studios in June and opened their community arts centre, this has enabled us to have a full volunteer service in place and apprenticeship scheme linked to Lambeth well-being, lvac and Involve. We are currently working on 8 commissions including nearby Stewarts Road Youth Club and Lark Hall Childrens Centre. We have project managed the Elephant Parade London Schools Programme. Elephant Parade is the biggest public art event that London has seen. Art4Space featured on BBC London in May promoting the event and the Education Programme. We are also in the process of placing 4 funding applications for outreach projects with Stockwell Studios. We have two further commissions secured for late summer.

2009 was a busy year for Art4Space, completing 15 commissions and celebrating our 10 year anninversary in June. Projects include community gardens, mosaics, sculptures and painted murals. In 2008 our projects included a large ground mosaic for the impressive Ealing Northala Park, built purely from landfill. Two further ground mosaics in Walthamstow and Chichester. An outreach project working in partnership with young people and a poet at the Tate Modern for an exhibition in Hackney. A Gaudi inspired ceramic bench in Camden, a sculptural project in Hackney using salvaged council block names and mosaic seating. More on our doorstep in Lambeth – a mosaic welcome panel for the new Weir Link community centre (as featured in Lambeth Life) and ‘Inside-Out’ mural for Stockwell Studios. Working with youth clubs in Stockwell two signage panels are on display. Art4Space are open to volunteers every Tuesday between 10am-5pm and by appointment. Interested? Please email: Jewels@art4space.co.uk

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