WALL – Our exciting community multimedia project for 2017/2018
Bricks on the Wall
Project with local schools and community groups. Encouraging groups to draw/paint on brick size wood/cardboard/fabric on the theme of WALLs. These will be incorporated into an installation in the SE9 Container Gallery and elsewhere .
We have heard from one primary school that they are planning to make ceramic bricks , which can then be installed on a wall on the school after the project .
More groups and schools are invited to take part in this project.
Leading: Pragya Kumar and John Wingham
Writing on a Wall
A short story and poetry creative writing challenge. This will be on the theme of WALLS. This is an exciting topic which encourages people to think about the walls around them and be inspired to express themselves creatively in prose or poetry. It may be a wall on a house or historic building, a wall dividing cultures or a personal wall within which inspires you to write. A great opportunity for all ages to be involved .
Workshops are being planned to support this project and encourage creative writing. Planned exhibition/awards/celebratory event on World Book Night 23rd April 2018 at Eltham library. Also planned that a selection will published in a book of the same name.
This has been launched with a closing date of end February 2018
There are leaflets in Eltham Centre and New Eltham libraries and elsewhere . You can also find information on this website .
All ages (and all abilities) are encouraged to join in.
Leading: Gaynor Wingham and Miriam Storey
The Wall the Mind Built
A dance and music project by members of the Hulviz Musical Society to show how mental health issues and the stigma of such issues are affecting the youth of the community. They are planning a contemporary dance and music piece by group members brainstorming terms associated with mental health and what it means to them and how they view the issues that are created by social media and the world around them, they plan to photograph each step and then create the finished piece.
Leading: Gaynor Wingham (liaising with Clare Smith)
Songs across a Wall
Singer/song writers to be challenged to write and perform their songs around the wall theme. There will be a performance, possibly as part of the Eltham Summer Music Festival . May produce a CD
Everyone will have an opportunity to perform somewhere ! We have great venues locally.
Young singer/songwriters are encouraged to participate as well as older experienced ones.
Leading: Zahira al Zahira and Dave Kenningham
The Secret Story Garden
Based around the theme of Francis Hodgson Burnett’s book we are working with Eltham Library to developing an outside garden area of the Eltham centre as play and art space. Art works will be developed along with part of the planting. This is dependent on agreement from the building owners. GLL have expressed support for the project
Leading: Miriam Storey
Photographer Sandra Marques looks at the cellular structure of plants. We are considering how this may interface with the secret garden project. Exhibition at the SE9 Container Gallery (Sept/Oct 2018) . An exhibition is also being planned at the Gerald Moore Gallery Jan/Feb 2019
Leading: Pragya Kumar (liaising with Sandra Marques)
“My Wall” is a project by photographer Elizabeth Itisor. She aims to capture stories of local people by taking pictures of them against walls. Her final work will result in an exhibition in SE9 Container Gallery. An exhibition is also being planned at the Gerald Moore Gallery Jan/Feb 2019
Leading: Pragya Kumar (liaising with Elizabeth Itisor)
Walls from the Water
Creative project from found objects (many bricks!) from mudlarking on the River Thames foreshore. No one is sure what will be created but it will be interesting and different!
Leading: Dave Kenningham
Dunvegan Path Underpass – Mural
A transformation of an underpass wall at Eltham Station. Permission has been granted from South Eastern Rail and funds will have to be raised to complete it. Ruth Noble (community) will lead on this and is exploring options.
Leading: John Wingham (liaising with Ruth Noble)
Over the Wall and Far away : New Eltham shopfront Mural
Mural on a vacant shopfront commissioned by NEBA (New Eltham Business Association). Completed Aug 2017 entitled ‘Over the Wall and Far Away ‘
A fantastic improvement (and talking point) loved by the community. Well done team !
Leading: Pragya Kumar, John Wingham and Zahira Al Zahira
WALL Exhibition at the SE9 Container Gallery
The gallery , which is in the Grounds on St Thomas More Secondary School, has been booked from Sept 2018 until end Oct half term. We are delighted that we will have the opportunity for seven Saturdays to have an Exhibition of works from the projects and film generated by the project.
Leading: John Wingham and Pragya Kumar
Exhibition at the Gerald Moore Gallery
The Gerald Moore Gallery is in the grounds of Eltham College. It hosts a a number of touring exhibitions, including the Hayward exhibitions. We are delighted to have the opportunity to plan an exhibition as part of the WALL project from Jan/Feb 2019.
We are looking at using this as a photography and film exhibition of projects integrated within the WALL projects on different aspects . This will provide an opportunity for events on the Saturdays to complement the projects and exhibitors.
Wall – the Film
This will be a film to explore some of the issues raised by the WALL theme and document the project. Gaynor will work with photographer Robert Piwko
Filming has started and the film will evolve over the next 6/9 months. documenting projects but also exploring wider issues in our community. We are planning the film will be shown at the SE9 Container Gallery and the Geeald Moore Gallery and elsewhere
Leading: Gaynor Wingham
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to discuss a project.