Art At Regent’s Place – Community Outreach
At Regent’s Place, we enjoy getting to know our neighbours. Our Community Programme includes a range of initiatives to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in the area of Regent’s Place.
Here’s a look back at some recent highlights of events which encompass a creative focus; from our Art Curator, Rosie Glenn and Community Manager, Rose Alexander.
During early May, British Land supported students from nearby Netley Primary School by enabling them to enjoy a visit to Tate Britain’s Blockbuster show ‘Impressionists in London’.
Treated to an exclusive tour with one of the Gallery’s education officers, the pupils were able to work through a series of activities designed to enhance their appreciation of the celebrated London inspired paintings on display by Impressionist masters such as Monet and Renoir.
In addition, they spent time sketching and making notes for their personal landscape projects, which were taking shape back at school. We are happy to be working alongside Netley Primary School as part of Open City’s Creative Curriculum throughout June and July and our Young Readers programme with the National Literacy Trust.
For Creative Curriculum, pupils worked with artist Reza and musician Luke Crookes to animate and soundscape an extraordinary adventure inspired by the architecture and biodiversity of Regent’s Place.
Regent High School has also been a focus for recent engagement, including a visit to a Veolia Waste Facility in May and a biodiversity themed workshop with Global Generation as part of Green Week in June. Local artist Amanda Mascarenhas also led an imaginative workshop where young people created origami flowers to bring some colour to their school fair.
Fittingly, students and visitors of Regent High School can view artwork on display in the School’s lobby by Joe Tilson RA, an artist who holds a longstanding interest in the Earth and its natural elements.
On loan from British Land’s art collection, the six ‘Preludes’ screen-prints radiate colour throughout the reception, acting as a beacon and a gateway for those passing by. More work by Tilson can be seen, not only at the Royal Academy’s current Summer Exhibition but throughout Regent’s Street in the form of overhead banners.
The banners in Regent’s Street are inspired by the historical architecture and churches of Venice. The flags form part of the RA’s 250th-anniversary celebrations a series which also includes work by Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, and Rose Wylie.
Our other community work includes; the Regent’s Place Community Fund, regular inclusive events and weekly employability workshops. All our work is in partnership with local charities, schools and community centers.
To find out more or get involved, email Rose at: [email protected]
Last updated Sunday 8 October, 2023