Shoreditch Art Wall

Taking the idea of the “struggling artist” into a very public arena, this week sees the launch of the Shoreditch Art Wall – a community project that organisers say “hopes to both inspire and promote artists in East London that would otherwise struggle to showcase themselves”.

Dijon Hierlehy - Original Light Art Piece
Dijon Hierlehy – Original Light Art Piece

The idea is to bring together self-taught artists and designer from east London to create a collaborative, public art piece comprising a number of large-scale panels usually used to host adverts.

The project, entitled Art vs Machine, is organised by a group called Art Against Machine, a sort of modern-day Shoreditch Luddites – looking to  “raise awareness of the struggles that artists and designers/makers face in industry and the machine dominated world of design”, it says.

Bea Kovesi
Bea Kovesi

Among the designers and artists contributing to the wall are graphic designers Lucky Escape, illustrator Bea Kovesi and poet Anna Meka.

Lucky Escape and Annameka
Lucky Escape and Annameka

Other disciplines represented on the wall include sound art, light design and jewellery making.

You can see the Art Wall at 17-19 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2 until 4 October

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