ROUTES AND BRANCHES
St John's Wood art trail till the 21st Oct2011
6,7_CHEWING GUM MAN_ Violet Hill and Ordnance Hill areas
Community Interest CompanyFitzrovia Noirhave been awarded funding from the Initiatives arts incentive programme by Westminster Arts & Libraries Service to produce a pilot art trail beginning in September 2011, installing 12 artworks in a series of non-gallery spaces centered around three areas of St John's Wood: Circus Road, St Ann's Terrace, Ordnance Hill and the High Street; Boundary Road and Upper Abbey Road and the Violet Hill area. We have valuable support from the Order of St John of Jerusalem, St John's Wood Library and local schools, where we will hold workshops and lead artist and local author-led tours of the trail.
The idea ofRoutes & Branchesis that the artwork complements the area with cultural and historical links. This pilot project is intended to gauge local interest for a much larger series of installations and events leading up to the 2012 Games that will see Lord's as the venue for the archery contest.
We have produced a printed guide that is available at all of the participating venues and can be downloadedhere.
Routes & Branchesart trail curator Graham Carrick is a fine art painter and curator, whose interest in placing artworks in non-gallery locations has taken him to a crumbling 13th century chateau in South Central France to a disused pithead in North East England. As a member of the Visual Artists and Galleries Association he continues to liaise between artists, galleries and businesses to establish new art practices in areas that have previously celebrated creative output which has been lost in the mists of time.
Routes & Branchesart trail producer Garry Hunter is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an invited member and bursary awardee with The International Curators Forum and a visiting lecturer at four leading British universities. His visual art practice examines aftermath, mapping, collective memory and transitionary sites. He is consultant curator withThe Young Mesopotamiansan arts and education incentive aiming to foster contemporary practice in Iraq and a contributor to Crossings, the journal of The Centre for the Study of Migration at Queen Mary College.
Routes & Branchesart trail community liason manager Lucy Williams worked as Community Arts Development Manager at Photoworks Westminster located off Edgware Road for five years and is experienced in working with community groups all over Greater London through her consultancy roles, which include artistic collaborations with: Brent Elders Project, Willesden; Bengali Women's Project, Fitzrovia, Centrepoint, Soho; Greenside Community Centre, Westminster, Pimlico Lunch Club, 60+ St Pancras and World's End Youth Club, Chelsea.
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Fitzrovia NoirCommunity Interest Company registered in England & Wales No.7662506pasting