Project: Artistcall Artist-in-School Residency TIGHS
Location: Tauheedul Islam Girls High School: Blackburn with Darwen
Commissioner: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Cost: £10,000 + VAT
Artist (1 of 7): Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic (Street Artist)
Programme: 18 months
Atoll Service: Arts Curator for Blackburn with Darwen BC
Project Status: Completed 2015
Exhibitions: Blackburn is Open in October 2014
Description: Following on from the earlier phase of Shine artist-in-school residencies, Ian Banks prepared the commissioning strategy for Artistcall linked to the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme in Blackburn with Darwen – this time for 6 further schools.
The commission curated for Tauheedul Islam Girls High School (TIGHS) involved shortlisting a range of visual artists and using a school panel to select from. Following novation from the Head Teacher Islamic street / grafitti artist Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic was ultimately selected. His work, created following student workshops, resulted in a series of wall panels and a long wall mural to the school hall being created.
A booklet showcasing both the Shine and Artistcall artist commissions can be downloaded here on Fliphtml5 or by scrolling through the flipbook version featured below:
Categories: Public Art