Over the next few weeks the Maiden Lane Visual Take Over will be launched at the Maiden Lane Estate, located in the Cantelows Ward of the London Borough of Camden.
Fifteen young people worked together to create a series of visual postcards which reflect the vibrancy of the area where they live.
The artwork once printed will be hung at the entrance to the estate, welcoming all visitors and residents to the Maiden Lane community…
Hello lovely people and welcome to our fabulous new website.
When we see ugly, unloved buildings and unsightly spaces they make us sad. But when we look up and see beautiful art, it makes us smile and skip like loonies. So one day we thought, “Aha! Let’s use art to make ugly buildings pretty.” And so Together We Create (TWC) was born. Now we’re working with young people all over London to create dizzyingly original digital art to reinvent dingy outdoor spaces.
Here’s how it all started
Whenever Sarah bounced down Brentford High Street to buy her usual six kilos of afternoon chocolate, the nasty building with burnt-out windows opposite Somerfield made her grumpy and much less bouncy. One day she just couldn’t take it any more, and so Sarah assembled the TWC team (that’s us) and recruited 16 local children. She presented them with the artistic challenge of a lifetime: Use your creativity to make this ugly building beautiful.
And, by golly, they did. What you see here are some examples of the stupendously brilliant art work created by the kids who worked on our very first Windows On… project in Brentford. Soon, TWC were busy making installations for buildings in Isleworth, Gunnersbury and Camden. The art created by the children who took part has transformed the windows and outside walls of some of the areas’ most unloved buildings. Yay!
Big thanks to Adam at Do Tank for his help with the new site, which will allow us to regularly update you on everything TWC.
Pop back whenever you can to find out what TWC projects are coming up in your area. Or contact us if you’d like to recommend a building to receive a Together We Create makeover. In the meantime, stay Creative!