Collaborating with local organisations
Using Ben Uri’s collection we have explored themes of art, identity and migration with local communities to enable people to share their stories.
Our community partners include:
Worked with the local community to produce a film with filmmaker artist, Nela Milic, using Ben Uri’s key artworks as a backdrop to the participants’ own stories and personal records of London.
This partnership is ongoing. A group of young people completed their Arts Award Discover at the gallery during summer 2017 and regular outreach session are delivered at the centre by our Learning team.
Oxford House (Bethnal Green)
Worked with adult local residents to produce Postcards from Aldgate East, a series of photographic postcards and a short film, recording today’s London EastEnd. These illustrate beautifully Ben Uri’s early days and its rich collection of artworks.
Paddington Arts (Westbourne Park)
Working with our learning team, Youth Arts Participation and Development Manager, Eldora Edward and director of Paddington Arts, Steve Shaw, a group of 12 young people (aged 11-15 years old) created and produced a contemporary dance exploring the themes of identity and migration.
St John’s Wood Library (Westminster)
We are worked in partnership with St Johns Wood Library and artist Millie Nice as part of the Made in Libraries 2017 project.
You Are Here was a collaborative project between the Ben Uri Gallery, St John’s Wood Library, artist Millie Nice and local residents. Inspired by key works from the Ben Uri Collection, a new piece of work, about the community, was created and installed in St John’s Wood Library.
We are always looking for new partners to expand our outreach and support the widest possible community. If you would like to partner with us then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org