Finally phase one of the second bridge is completed! Consolidating our idea of linking the bridges to continents, Africa was the chosen one, partly because of its linkage to man's origins and partly because of the prominent Afro-Caribbean community in Loughborough Junction and the Brixton area. Proceedings have started early this year, recruiting local artists to get inspiration from african visuals, symbols, motifs. A special thanks to our sponsor Daler Rowney www.daler-rowney.com, who have kindly provided all paints for the artwork on the bridge.
Eileen Siley (EjsArt)
Eileen Siley (EjsArt) is a Southwark/Lambeth based artist. She returned to art in late December 2013, where she donated a piece of artwork called ‘Faces’ for the ‘Kings100auction’ to help raise funds for Kings College hospital, and has not looked back. Eileen’s work is an eclectic mix of different styles and genres. She prefers to work in monochrome; pencil or pen but, also uses acrylic, watercolour and coloured pens.
Jasper is based in Camberwell and a designer at make:good, a design studio who work with communities to involve them in change in their area. He has a background in graphics, illustration and set design and enjoys working with pattern, letterforms and limited colour to create bold designs which have impact and meaning.
New Zealander living in London for 35 years. Degrees in Design and in Architecture. Currently working from a studio in South East London.
Hauwa "Natu" Bisset was born in Northern Nigeria and came to London at the age of 17. Always loving drawing from a young age with a vivid imagination, as well as working with hands, digging the earth, in interior design and landscaping. Travelling is another passion, experiencing different cultures, arts and language. Working within the "Mama Africa" Bridge has been a dream come true, as her love for Brixton started on the day she stepped up in Electric Avenue and in 1999 she moved in Brixton.
As well as instigating the 7 Bridges project Walter G. Reed has been working in various media for many years, from photography, to film, Augmented Reality, conceptual art and music. He's co-director at Ion Products, a multi-media company in London.