More Windows on Brentford
Second Row of Images Added Opposite Morrisons
In the summer of 2009 the Windows on Brentford Project was launched. Now over 4 years later the project is back!
The Windows on Brentford Project was an idea developed by Sarah Hoyle, the founder of the London charity Together We Create. Back in 2009, Sarah was working and living in Brentford and on her daily walk to work she started thinking about how she could creatively contribute towards the community she lived in.
She says “I used to walk past this old unloved building on the High Street opposite Morrisons every day. One day I wondered what if we could get kids to create artwork which we could then put in the windows of the building. That’s how the Windows On project was born.”
Now nearly 4 years later the project is back. The first phase of the project saw the creation of eleven pieces of artwork, created by children from a variety of schools in the Brentford area. The artwork was printed and positioned in the bottom row of windows in the building opposite Morrison’s on the High Street.
The second phase sees the artwork places in the second floor windows of the three story building. The themes of the second phase are Olympics and Play, celebrating the fantastic year of sports and activity in 2012.
Owners of the building, Ballymore, have been really supportive of the project. Graham Haydon-White remarked : “We are really keen to support the Windows on Brentford project. Its great to see young people creating artwork for their local community .”
Sarah says “I cannot thank local people such as Debbie Squires and Janet Mc Namara along with printing company Octink , Ballymore, Griffin Park Learning Zone and the young people who go involved enough for helping us create the Windows on Brentford artwork . Everyone was really supportive and the project is now well loved by people who live and visit Brentford”
For more information about Together We Create visit www.togetherwecreate.org.uk
September 10, 2013