Art collective joins forces with residents to creat 'memory map'
7:00am Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
An art collective has teamed up with residents of Roehampton to create a map inspired by memories, aspirations and ideas for the future of their community.
The map, which features drawings and collages of the area, was unveiled on Tuesday, October 9, at Café Joy, in Danebury Avenue - where it remains for anyone to come and take a copy.
It shows areas around Allbrook House and Danebury Avenue that both adults and children want to see changed by creating things like garden/growing areas, introducing cycle paths or painting buildings.
The map was created after Wandsworth Council's arts team and the public health department at NHS Wandsworth commissioned artists Avant-Gardening to launch a creative community engagement project as part of a multi-million pound improvement project in and around Roehampton town centre.
Paul Green, of Avant-Gardening, said: "Through this project we discovered a community that has a very positive attitude towards the potential for the area.
"We found a great willingness to get involved and there is a definite taste for creative activities that bring the community together and which have a community-based outcome."
Avant Gardening - a collective of artists and curators - promotes environment, communication and sustainability issues through art, gardening and community engagement.
To learn more visit www.avantgardening.org.