Thursday, 17 August 2017

Bede Art 2017

New Art from the young people at Bede Centre.
Check out the video here

New Art with Lambeth NAS

The Project has recently been working with Lambeth NAS making Art with young people with Autism. Check out our video here

Friday, 11 August 2017

Composting on Somerleyton Road

we recently had a clean up on Somerleyton Road and have turned the old play houses next to the street Gym into Composters.
The waste green and brown material on the street will be added and hopefully the residents will have some decent compost material in a few months time.
The Old Play houses from 2015
Lots of overgrowth to cut back
The houses will become composters for green and brown waste
Lots to clear up for our composters
Some Composters next to Milegate
Houses have been turned over ready for material to be added
Just needs a paint job
Area cleared, material added to composters
3 composters are now ready to recieve material

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Falko in London

Today at the project @falko1graffiti dropped another piece before he heads back to south Africa at our Summer Session at Bede Community Centre.
See the Video here

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Falko in London

South African artist Falko drops a couple of his elephant pieces at the project. Follow him on Instagram @falko1graffiti.
See the video here

Friday, 4 August 2017

Art in Salisbury

This `week Watch This Space visited Salisbury to work with young people creating Art. We had 4 hours to paint 100 A3 Canvases which we just managed to do.
Thanks to everyone who turned out despite the weather and created some great pieces.
Film is here
 Ok 100 A3 goes

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

New work from Neequaye Dreph Dsane

Artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane continues his series ' you are enough' with a portrait of Linett Kamala. Here Neequaye talks about his latest painting.

The 9th Subject from my ‘You Are Enough’ series is artist and educator Linett Kamala. Linett is passionate about improving the lives of others, especially young people through education and the arts. She has worked tirelessly with organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors on educational assignments and creative projects, particularly with the goal of providing enriching opportunities for disadvantaged young people.
For over 26 years she has quietly influenced change within the U.K. education system helping staff and students achieve excellence in schools facing significant challenges. As a founding cohort member of The Future Leaders Headship programme in 2006 and speaker at numerous education events, she helped to shape and influence various government policies of the view that ‘every child’ is entitled to a quality education provision regardless of their background and with the right support can be helped to reach their full potential.
Her professional career in education begun in 1996 as a teacher of art and design and unusually for someone with a visual arts background in education, she became an education director for a multi-academy trust which at the time had over 5,000 children across its schools. Linett has gone on to train, mentor and inspire hundreds of head teachers, including many black and asian school leaders into their first senior leadership roles and headships.
In 2008 whilst working as a senior leader in a challenging school, Linett was diagnosed with depression. Through the support of her family, loved ones and health professionals she was able to return to the profession. However, she has kept her condition hidden for fear of being stigmatised by those within her profession. This is despite her being an advocate on the importance of wellbeing for students and staff within the education system, particularly for those in challenging circumstances. Linett has bravely agreed to use this platform to share her struggles of not only working as a black female at the top of the education system in the U.K., but also one who lives with depression.
In 2016 after 16 years of successful senior leadership in schools, Linett made the decision to walk away from executive leadership and return to her original love of teaching art. She currently teaches Art part-time, works as an education consultant specialising in leadership and behaviour management. As a trainer, facilitator, coach and mentor she is busy educating the next generation of school leaders about the importance of wellbeing and taking a holistic approach to education.
Linett is currently training as an arts psychotherapist and recently set up her new company Lin Kam Art to enrich the lives and wellbeing of others through art, particularly adolescent girls. Her dream is to provide therapeutic and unforgettable artistic experiences to young people who love art. As a former secondary school art teacher myself I am aware that society undervalues this profession and I am awed by Linett’s resilience and dedication to supporting and nurturing young people and her colleagues.
See the short film here

Check out Neequayes Instagram @Dreph_

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Book Stop

All through the Summer holidays we are giving away free books at The Book Stop at 6 Somerleyton road, Brixton.
Thanks to Vinnie o connell from the New Leaf project in West Dulwich for donating a stack of books for us to give away.
Heres our Film on The Book Stop

Falko in Brixton

Cape Town Artist Falko is currently beautifying Brixton with his Art. Check him out on Instagram @falko1graffiti
See the video here

Friday, 28 July 2017

The Simpsons Mural

Today we created a mural paying homage to our favourite series The Simpsons.
see the video here
Thanks to Eloise, Amaris,Harry and Zak for all their hard work.