The local community are invited to help create a sculpture for the new second entrance to Denmark Hill station, which opens in April 2021.
Join the Zoom Workshops on Thursday 24 September 7.30pm or
Friday 25 September 2pm
In June 2020, station passengers voted for health and wellbeing as the theme of the artwork. South London artist Godfried Donkor was selected through an open competition – the internationally celebrated British Ghanaian artist’s work has been exhibited at the ICA, Smithsonian, Tate Modern and Venice Biennale.
Godfried’s proposal offers a new take on the traditional Adinkra symbolism of Ghana. Like emojis, but created hundreds of years earlier, Adinkras offer a short-hand, often humorous, representation of shared lessons, proverbs and philosophies. They can encapsulate collective values and reflect on the health and wellbeing of our community in these COVID times.
Next week, Godfried Donkor is holding a series of workshops with local residents and organisations. The purpose is for the local community to contribute ideas to the artist about the Adinkra symbols, their colours and materials that for us mean Health and Wellbeing. We also want to develop our own Camberwell Adinkra symbol. These ideas will form the basis of the new sculpture.
Come and join an online session with the artist, organised by Camberwell Arts, on Thursday 24September, from 7.30pm or on Friday 25 September at 2pm. To request a Zoom link for the workshops, please email: email@example.com
Godfried is working with a wide range of local partners – led by the Camberwell Society and including Camberwell Arts, SE5 Forum, Camberwell Identity group, Network Rail, Govia Thameslink, Kings College Hospital and the Maudsley hospital (SLaM) – to bring this new artwork to Camberwell. Godfried will also be delivering private workshops with local community groups and schools, including Dog Kennell Hill Adventure Playground, Love Walk Residential Centre, the Maudsley hospital and Sacred Heart School.
The completed artwork is due to be unveiled in April 2021, as part of the new entrance for Denmark Hill Station.
For further information about the art work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org