2021 PUBLIC ART TRAIL
Each year, KCAW presents thought-provoking installations and murals, which in the past have included work by Terry O'Neill, Laura Ford, Amanda Parer, James Capper, Richard Woods, Liz West, Azarra Amoy, Linett Kamala, Lois O’Hara, Alex Chinneck, and more.
In order to give greater visibility to locally based creative talent, KCAW21 hosted an Open Call to artists to submit artworks to be installed in a variety of public spaces, responding to the KCAW21 Curatorial Theme: REIMAGINE.
The shortlisted proposals were selected by an Art Committee of names from across the visual arts, culture, literature and media including:
Tim Marlow OBE (Chief Executive and Director, Design Museum)
Sara Blonstein (Blonstein Creative Production)
Michael Forbes (artist)
Marie Cudennec Carlisle (C&E and Co-Founder, Goldfinger Factory)
Bolanle Tajudeen (Founder, Black Blossoms and Independent Curator)
Tabish Khan (Art Critic; Visual Arts Editor, Londonist)
Councillor Gerard Hargreaves (Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)
Faisal Abdu'Allah (Artist)
Kensington & Chelsea Foundation (KCAW21 Charity Partner)
Sokari Douglas Camp (Artist)
We are delighted to confirm this year's artists are: Amy Jackson, Anthony Garratt, Gold & Ashes, Lee Baker and Catherine Borowski, Lauren Baker, LR Vandy, Rand Abdul Jabbar, Yan Skates and Zak Ové.
Additional installations include the 'Walk of Fame' in Notting Hill Gate brought to you by Notting Hill Arts Club and Sights + Sounds of Gen Z Kensal Canalside brought to you by Jarelle Francis.
From 24 June the Art Trail will take up residence at beautiful and iconic sites including Napoleon Garden in Holland Park, Sloane Square, Duke of York Square, King’s Road Curve, Earl’s Court, Notting Hill Gate, North Kensington and Chelsea Physic Garden and displayed until early September.