Young creatives take over London billboards
At Jack Arts we believe that supporting and celebrating young artists is so important which is why we are delighted to be partnering with Tate Collective’s latest project. Over the next two weeks our billboards across London will be taken over with new artwork created by emerging talent in the art scene, following an open call by Tate Collective – Tate’s membership scheme for 16 to 25 year olds. Members were invited to submit work in response to seven artworks in the museum’s collection.
Over 800 impressive applications were submitted, ranging from poetry to photography to makeup looks. Their esteemed judges managed to narrow that down to just 47 pieces that reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the capital. Londoners will be able to view selected entries alongside the works that inspired them, on our billboards in Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Walthamstow.
All featured works respond to a range of much-loved artworks from Tate’s collection, including Sir John Everett Millais Ophelia 1851-52, John Martin The Plains of Heaven 1851-3 and John Simpson Head of a Man (Ira Frederick Aldridge?) 1827, currently on display at Tate Britain. Wassily Kandinsky Swinging 1925, Ibrahim El-Salahi Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I 1961–5, Sheba Chhachhi Urvashi – Staged Portrait, Gulmohar Park, Delhi 1990 and Guerrilla Girls from Guerrilla Girls Talk Back, Dearest Art Collector 1986.
The work spans mediums, moods and themes: from a photograph of sandwiches dripping in paint to a painting of a man who is half-skeleton to stunning portraiture to floral dreamscapes. The pieces are diverse and intriguing, showcasing the incredible talent from London-based artists that might otherwise have gone unseen.
The billboards will be up until August 21 and will be accompanied by takeovers across Tate Collective’s social media channels. More information on the artworks can be found here.