Hello peeps! Today we’re happy to share with a great idea by We Are Artists, inviting London to produce a collaborative mural in Dalston.
We Are Artists is a collective of professional creatives passionate about connecting communities through art. The London-based, non-profit organisation are hosting their first collaborative mural event, Wild London, on Saturday the 8th of October 2016, where they will invite the public to paint murals alongside a team of professional artists. Among the line-up of contributing artists are street artists Lily Mixe and Hannah Adamaszek, whose work decorates London’s public spaces. Well-known artists Carne Griffiths, Daniel Crossan, Sian Story, and Saroj Patel are also key contributing artists.
Wild London will ask the community to dig deep for Project Paintbrush, a cause set up by We Are Artists, with the aim to bring art into the lives of disadvantaged and displaced children. Project Paintbrush looks to provide deprived children around the world with the tools, skills and opportunities to express themselves through art. Providing each child an Artist Toolkit consisting of a pencil, paintbrush, a set of paints and a sketch book is Project Paintbrush’s primary goal. It’s a very good cause, isn’t it? It’s not very different from what our friends at Rainbow Collective do through films and video making classes. And their vision is not very different of what we aim to do with This is Not Art too, to raise awareness through artist’s projects, to give people a voice and unite our communities through art.
The initiative’s first project will be in partnership with charity Goa Outreach, and will give disadvantaged children in India the tools and skills to work with the We Are Artist’s team. The project’s goal is to provide 200 children with their own Artist Toolkit.
“We’re delighted to open up the doors of Hive and invite the public to paint alongside our team of professionals to raise awareness of Project Paintbrush” says Saroj Patel, Founder of We Are Artists “Art provides children with a medium to share their stories and express their thoughts and feelings. Through this event and others, we want to raise enough money to help visit schools and communities around the world and provide each child we work with an Artist Toolkit which consists of a paintbrush, pencil, rubber, sharpener, sketchbook and paint set.”
We Are Artists is about breaking down walls, its projects prompt people to open themselves up and realise that we all have the ability to create.