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Locals Celebrate New Art Installation

Nothing beats an evening spent admiring beautiful art, socialising and listening to great music. A group of local people did just that on Thursday 21 May when they celebrated the installation of a new artwork while being entertained by the Urban Fox Orchestra steel band and feasting on home-cooked West Indian food.

Over 150 people attended the event to celebrate the new art installation on the ramp outside Paul House by renowned artist, Fiona Hawthorne. The event was also attended by the artist’s husband, actor Colin Salmon, who spoke about the importance of inspiring young people through art.

The art installation is the result of a collaborative neighbourhood project and, for many, the event was the first opportunity to see how their photos, drawings, memorabilia etc were incorporated into the artwork.

This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea who provided a portion of the funding for the project, the people who contributed to the artwork by providing photos and the residents who had the initial idea to transform the ramp into an art installation.

Find out more about the artist, Fiona Hawthorne, in this month’s Spotlight.