We’re delighted that Mehdi Anassi’s mural in North Kensington will be part of the Kensington Chelsea Arts Week (KCAW) programme, 1– 11 October.
During his first international residency Mehdi aka Machima, who lives in Casablanca, explored the streets of North Kensington and spent time with residents and community groups to delve into the history of Ladbroke Grove. Together with FerArts, SK Youth Families and 8 local collaborators, he developed a story for the mural, one that captures ideas of change and renewal.
Painted on a large scale under the bridge on St. Mark’s Road W10, the brightly coloured, graphic illustration shows creatures settling, leaving and searching for new homes under the watchful eyes of an ominous figure.
Free to visit at any time, the mural is located at 71, St Mark’s Road (opposite Bay 20 Community Centre) North Kensington, W10 6JG. Check out ‘The Making of A Mural’ to gain further insight’s into Mehdi’s process.
Opening the doors to local creative spaces, signposting public art and putting a spotlight on its brightest and best creative names KCAW invites you to enjoy the creativity to be found within the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Conceived and created by Mehdi Annassi in collaboration with Bamboo Kidd, BenzLenz, Charlie, Flexwon, Muna Less, Rajaa, Sabrin, Thaismina, FerArts and SK Youth Families.
Presented in partnership with the Bagri Foundation and with support from Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Drosos Foundation, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the K&C Foundation – Green Shoots fund and Nour Creative Learning Programme.