For one of the headline projects for this year’s successful Kensington + Chelsea Art Week 2020, I invited local artists and creative studios to activate store windows along iconic Chelsea Streets and King’s Road, through a series of exhibitions and imaginative interventions. Participating retailers such as Everyman Cinema and cake retailer Peggy Porschen displayed works by London based artists and our sponsor Sloane Stanley donated an empty retail space along Kings Road for an installation by Fiona Grady, who created a site responsive drawing on the windows, using geometric vinyl shapes.
Particularly rewarding was fostering collaborations and connections between retailers and artist, that have existed long past the end of the festival, with some artists’ work still remaining on display into 2021.
I also provided logistical support to Little Voices - an intervention created by London based artist AMY JACKSON, comprising sculpture performance, spoken word and visual art, staged in a disused telephone exchange in Chelsea. 30 artists were invited to use the space, using a variety of mediums to address the issue of how to transform society to solve the looming climate crisis and the social inequalities of our time.
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