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.
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 working in partnership with St Johns Wood Library and artist Millie Nice as part of the Made in Libraries 2017 project.
You Are Here is 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, will be made and installed in St John’s Wood Library.
How to get involved: Millie will be running a free workshop at the library on Wednesday 8th February 4.30pm – 7.00pm, when participants can draw and share stories about the local area, and even have their portrait drawn, which may be included in the final piece.
People can also get involved by visiting the library between 1st and 22nd February and completing a worksheet.
The final artwork will be installed in the library in March, reflecting local residents sense of heritage and place.
For more details visit BenUri100.org
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