Exhibitions

Depictions of Hounslow Exhibition at Bedfont Library

Company: Creative People & Places Hounslow
Artist(s): Martin Newth
Running Time: until 21 April 2024, during usual library opening hours
Price: FREE

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

About this event

In 2021, artist Martin Newth was commissioned by the Creative People & Places Hounslow Visual Arts Programme to create a new film project with local people, exploring Hounslow’s identity, geography, culture and history. 

Together with Martin, the community was invited to explore Hounslow, uncovering stories of the borough and bringing them to life through moving image. This project began with Martin Newth exploring Hounslow to create a film essay. This piece of work titled ‘In Transit’ explores narratives of shifts and changes; migration, culture and modes of travel, as well as historical and contemporary depictions of Hounslow by artists throughout the ages. 

Martin then extended an open invitation to the community to watch his film, and respond to it, by making their own short films through a series of workshops. Contributions came from local artists, community leaders and students at Heathlands School. The films they created reflect on cultural diversity and harmony, as well as the rich history, and the urban beauty to be found in Hounslow. 

The resulting film ‘Depictions of Hounslow’ brings together the community responses and Martin’s film to create a multi-faceted look at Hounslow through the eyes of the people who live here. In a further development of the project, this exhibition of stills and photographs from the film show the varying themes and threads that are woven together to create a new depiction of Hounslow. 

Watch the film HERE.

Participants: Aemun Rehman Bhatti, Bushra Bhatti, Gerald Curtis, Huda Miyanji and Kaia D’Souza, Jessica Santos De’Oliveira, Manveer Wahda, Maryam Hassan and Sukhmeet Sidana, Peter Bennett, Rohita Jonnalagadda, Sabeeha Rehman Bhatti, Sangeeta Weatherley 

About Martin Newth: Martin Newth is an artist, and Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at the Royal College of Art, London. A resident of Ealing, west London, he has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. As well as his educational leadership he is a founding member of the pan-European network Parallax and has curated numerous shows and artist’s projects. Martin’s multi-media practice includes photography, video and installation where the process by which the work is made is often integral part to the way the work might engage viewers. martinnewth.com

About Creative People & Places Hounslow: This project was curated and created by members of the local community in collaboration with the Creative People & Places Hounslow Visual Arts Programme, which presents new and original exhibitions in libraries, cafes and other public spaces across the borough. CPP Hounslow is a consortium led by Watermans.

Visit www.hounslowvisualarts.org.uk for more information.

This is a free event and open to all, so no ticket is required.

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