Annual event produced by SPACE Public Arts team featuring artist-led site-specific commissions made in Bow, supported by Tower Hamlets Housing Action Trust. 2003 partners included Arts and Business, Bow Peoples Trust, British Waterways Community and Youth Network, Chisenhale Art Space, Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery, ENGAGE, Local Area Partnership 5, Lea Valley Regional Park, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Idea Store Bow, Off Limits Corporate Events Ltd., Old Ford Housing Trust, Peabody Trust, Ragged School Museum and Woolworths.
Cubitt Town Film Project
En-quire – engage
Greetings from the Factories
Public art commissions at Old Ford Lock. Six new artist commissions. Artists were invited to investigate the resident and business community in Fish Island – a small district delineated by the boundaries of Hackney Wick and Bow.
Kathrin Böhm and Andreas Lang produced a work which provoked the space between business and employer (B2E). Focussing on the common moment of lunchtime, they designed and promoted a structure. Jeremy Deadman made a new work incorporating props from The Big Breakfast (this is the site of the Big Breakfast house); Ella Gibbs researched and made audio recordings of ‘daily business’ on Fish Island and created a week-long event situated in a portacabin by Old Ford Lock where visitors were invited to listen to and contribute to the ‘audio tour’ stored on a jukebox; Sophie Horton knitted an immense wall hanging which aimed to alter the appearance of Swan Wharf, inviting local people to jot down ideas and motifs that they would like the artist to include in the work; Keith Wilson worked with the people at Percy Dalton’s famous peanut factory to develop a series of new indoor/outdoor works; Angus Leadly-Brown is a photographer who worked closely with the artists to document their work in progress. Family drop-in workshop as parata of Adult Learners Week. Accompanied by a series of artists professional development courses on Art in public spaces – managing a public art project; Working in gallery education; Planning and delivering workshops to children and a wider audience; and Safe practice in an arts environment. Supported by British Waterways, Leaside Regeneration, CIDA, London Arts Board, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, London Borough of Newham and the European Social Fund.
Youth Regeneration ½ term workshops
Group Photo, Amy Plant
Zineb Sedira, WEB
Cross Bow Squad
Gladstone Place Charlie Hooker commission
Barber of Seville workshops
DJ Simpson workshops
Canal Culture and The Week of Small Miracles was a series of art events along the River Lea ValleySeries of public art commissions and events. Stefan Gec at Old Ford Lock E3, Matt Mitchell at Gainsborough School Bridge E9, Jennett Thomas at Eastway Underpass E9, curated by Lucy McMenemy, Hackney Wick Public Art Programme and Alice Sharp, SPACE. The Week of Small Miracles featured Ghost House, an exhibition with Anna Best and Rupert Carey at The Robin Hood function room featuring work resulting from their ongoing investigatoin of ghostly phenomena, WOSM curated by Peter Cusak and produced by LMC.