We are pleased to announce the inaugural participants of the Westway Trust’s Artist Commissions Programme.
Eight small but transformative bursaries aim to provide fresh voices with the producing support to create new work responding to the theme of ‘Place’. Commissioned projects will include sharings and presentations in a space on the Westway estate between December 2019 – March 2020.
Meet the artists:
- Feruza Afewerki-Abraha, Gold & Ashes (Visual Storytelling)
- Nick Field, Songs that Nobody Taught Me (Music-Theatre)
- Melanie Frances/Produced Moon, Manifest (Drag King Flashmob)
- Tim Head, My Yard (Visual Arts)
- Corrie King, XXIV (24), (Dance)
- Marie Klimis, A Love Letter to My Greatest Mistakes (Immersive Storytelling)
- Brian Okello aka BambooKidd, title tbc (Visual Arts)
- Aleksandra Zaręba-Zeltsch, Re-Seen (Visual Arts)
Find out more:
Discover more about the eight artists and their plans and check back regularly to find out how their work evolves.
Songs that Nobody Taught Me (Music-Theatre)
A song cycle threaded with spoken word and storytelling, exploring and challenging ideas around community and the places we come from, national identity, and inter-generational legacy.
Melanie Frances/Produced Moon
Manifest (Drag King Flashmob)
An exploration of performative masculinity with a group of local women-identifying and non-binary people, culminating in a drag king flashmob.
My Yard (Visual Arts)
Community workshops will culminate in an exhibition and an iconic, pop, public mural using found objects and materials sourced locally alongside paintings, collage, drawings and photographs.
XXIV (24), (Dance)
Named after the number of floors in Grenfell tower, this piece will explore the label/term “High rise community” from the sights and sounds to peoples’ different cultures.