Deptford pupils excited to create community artwork with local artist for Tideway

Last updated: 19 July 2017

Deptford pupils excited to create community artwork with local artist for Tideway

Deptford Church Street

School children in Deptford are getting their paintbrushes ready to help create a piece of art that will stand proudly on hoardings for a local construction project.

Tideway, the company delivering London’s new ‘super sewer’, has today launched a call for artists to help the pupils develop a large-scale piece for hoarding around Tideway’s Deptford Church Street site in Lewisham.

The collaborative project will involve a series of workshops with a group of pupils from St Joseph’s RC Primary School, which will take on the theme of ‘identity’.

Louise Blyde, co-headteacher at St Joseph’s RC Primary School, said: “The children and staff of St Joseph’s are really excited about working with a local artist to create a piece of art which represents Deptford and the community.”

Jackie Roe, delivery manager for Tideway, said: “Tideway is committed to being a good neighbour during construction and leaving a good legacy in the areas where we work. We are delighted to be working with St Joseph’s and look forward to seeing applications from local artists who can help make a positive impact in their community.”

The artist will explore the theme with their own interpretation and in collaboration with the pupils.

The final artwork will be displayed on the large-scale hoarding around the Deptford Church Street Tideway construction site due to be installed later this year.

Tideway welcomes applications from artists working in all disciplines, though given the nature of commission, experience of working with schools or community groups is a requirement. Tideway especially encourages applications from artists based in Lewisham or with a good knowledge of the Deptford area and its community. The successful artist will need to hold an enhanced DBS (or be willing to obtain one) and be available to start as soon as possible.

Tideway’s Art on The Tideway programme will also see a number of artists team up with local communities to help design hoardings and permanent pieces of artwork at sites for London’s new super sewer, including at Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey and King Edward Memorial Park Foreshore in Wapping.

The deadline for applications is midday on 5 February 2017.


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