Article 25, one of the UK's leading international development and disaster relief charities brings together a line-up from the world's architecutre, art and fashion. 100 participants are allocated a square on the map and create an original artwork inspired by the buildings and public spaces that lie within the given square. The resulting pieces were exhibited at 1 Granary Square and auctioned off by Sotheby's. The money raised this year helped fund the building of street children's centre in Ghana and Kenya.
The square that I was given sat on the bottom side of Great Eastern Street. East London has been the centre for graffiti and along the wall of the Village Underground the 4 white walls constantly change with new murals. This hub of creativity in Shoreditch has drawn in the hungry developers who are thirsting for the prime real estate around the trendy area. It has led to rising rent thus pushing local businesses out. This piece was to show a possible way to mitigate these problems. Old trains are recycled and hoisted into the air to build a network of workspaces, workshops and living quarters.
A Village Underground
4 colour silkscreen print on 300gsm Somerset Satin White
Edition of 5 AP's
Hand finished in Gold Leaf