Globe Town public artwork

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Over the past 2 years Tower Hamlets Council’s High Streets & Town Centres team have been developing the regeneration programme for Roman Road West, also known as Globe Town.

In 2019, the High Streets & Town Centres team appointed the Whitechapel Gallery as a consultant to set-up the process to commission a public artwork in Globe Town.

Have your say on each of the three proposals by the 31st January 2021 by voting via the survey.

The commission will be a unique, public and permanent artwork installed in Globe Town Square on the east flank wall of Clynes House, Knottisford Road. We believe the artwork has the ability to strengthen the distinctive character and identity of the borough. The final artwork will be intriguing, memorable, sensitive to the local environment and context, and will add to the narrative of the area.

As a result of a pre-consultation process with local community groups, businesses and residents this summer, the council have invited three artists – Shiraz Bayjoo, Rana Begum and Katie Schwab – of local and international significance to submit proposals for the commission. All three artists live and work locally in East London, and have proposed workshops or events with local residents and the community before the final artwork is installed.

Proposals

Shiraz Bayjoo

Rana Begum

Katie Schwab


How the artist will be selected

In collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, the consultation process began in November 2019, and pre-consultation for the artist longlist took place in July 2020. The feedback from the community groups, residents and businesses resulted in the shortlisted artist.

The selection of the final proposal will be informed by the consultation survey results, which will be furthered reviewed by a Jury panel consisting of Councillor Eve McQuillan, Iwona Blazwick, Director of Whitechapel Gallery, a local artist and local resident representative.

The final artwork will be selected in February 2021.

Have your say

We want to hear from you! Have your say on each of the three proposals by the 31st January 2021 by voting via the survey.

If you would like to be involved in workshops with the selected artist in 2021, please email towncentres@towerhamlets.gov.uk to register your interest.


Roman Road West Regeneration Programme Context

In July 2019 the Council’s cabinet approved £1.67m funding (£1.57m capital & £100,000 revenue) for the regeneration programme as part of its capital delivery programme including:

  • Opening-up a railway arch to create a new walking route for 15,000 staff and students to connect Queen Mary University of London campus with the town centre via Meath Gardens

  • Public realm with wayfinding & signage, planters on the high street and artwork to the sides of housing blocks

  • Relaunch the Market Square with seating, lighting, planting and equipment for the market traders

  • Changing solid metal shutters into open grills on shopfronts

  • Converting underused lock-ups into workspace

Over the past 2 years Tower Hamlets Council’s High Streets & Town Centres team have been developing the regeneration programme for Roman Road West, also known as Globe Town.

In 2019, the High Streets & Town Centres team appointed the Whitechapel Gallery as a consultant to set-up the process to commission a public artwork in Globe Town.

Have your say on each of the three proposals by the 31st January 2021 by voting via the survey.

The commission will be a unique, public and permanent artwork installed in Globe Town Square on the east flank wall of Clynes House, Knottisford Road. We believe the artwork has the ability to strengthen the distinctive character and identity of the borough. The final artwork will be intriguing, memorable, sensitive to the local environment and context, and will add to the narrative of the area.

As a result of a pre-consultation process with local community groups, businesses and residents this summer, the council have invited three artists – Shiraz Bayjoo, Rana Begum and Katie Schwab – of local and international significance to submit proposals for the commission. All three artists live and work locally in East London, and have proposed workshops or events with local residents and the community before the final artwork is installed.

Proposals

Shiraz Bayjoo

Rana Begum

Katie Schwab


How the artist will be selected

In collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, the consultation process began in November 2019, and pre-consultation for the artist longlist took place in July 2020. The feedback from the community groups, residents and businesses resulted in the shortlisted artist.

The selection of the final proposal will be informed by the consultation survey results, which will be furthered reviewed by a Jury panel consisting of Councillor Eve McQuillan, Iwona Blazwick, Director of Whitechapel Gallery, a local artist and local resident representative.

The final artwork will be selected in February 2021.

Have your say

We want to hear from you! Have your say on each of the three proposals by the 31st January 2021 by voting via the survey.

If you would like to be involved in workshops with the selected artist in 2021, please email towncentres@towerhamlets.gov.uk to register your interest.


Roman Road West Regeneration Programme Context

In July 2019 the Council’s cabinet approved £1.67m funding (£1.57m capital & £100,000 revenue) for the regeneration programme as part of its capital delivery programme including:

  • Opening-up a railway arch to create a new walking route for 15,000 staff and students to connect Queen Mary University of London campus with the town centre via Meath Gardens

  • Public realm with wayfinding & signage, planters on the high street and artwork to the sides of housing blocks

  • Relaunch the Market Square with seating, lighting, planting and equipment for the market traders

  • Changing solid metal shutters into open grills on shopfronts

  • Converting underused lock-ups into workspace