Acton Unframed unveils plans for mural no.3.
The artwork is being created by the Brooklyn based mural artist Joel Bergner and will be painted on the 30 metre outside wall of Derwentwater Primary School at the top end of Newburgh Rd, Acton W3.
The mural born out of a desire to create a memory to represent the strength and resilience we witnessed in our local community during Covid, will incorporate the art created by local children for the JG Contemporary Gallery during lockdown.
“We had a lockdown history hanging right there on my gallery windows. Once Derwentwater School’s wall was available to us there was no doubt in my mind that we needed to bring some of those paintings/drawings to life and when I was introduced to Joel I realised he was the perfect person to help us do that.”
Joel is a social welfare artist and Co-Founder of Artolution, a non-profit organization that uses collaborative art-making to address issues of displacement and trauma. Joel’s work is extensive – he has worked with communities in over 20 countries across Latin America, Africa, North America, the Middle East, Europe and South Asia, creating large-scale public art work that connects diverse people and explores social topics.
This week Joel has been in Acton running workshops at Derwentwater Primary School to include local children in the design process for the new Acton Unframed mural – he will use the ideas and content to create the final piece.
“I’m honoured to be invited to the Acton community to work with local young people on this exciting project! I’ve witnessed the transformational power of collaborative art-making in public spaces all around the world, and I’m looking forward to the new friendships, creativity and connections that will come from this mural project.”
The work begins on Monday and will take a week or two to complete. Follow the progress on the ActonUnframed instagram feed or pop down to watch the work in progress in person.