april, 2022

29aprAll Day05sepExhibition: Citizens of HounslowCitizens of Hounslow is a heart-warming portrait series by illustrator Aleesha Nandhra, highlighting local heroes

Event Details

Nominated by fellow community members, the portraits show how people come together, inspire each other, and support their friends, neighbours and the wider community.

On 24th March 2021, marking one year from the first UK lockdown due to the COVID 19 pandemic, our heroes were invited to sit for their portraits via Zoom and Facebook live. Drawn in a fun, vibrant style by illustrator Aleesha Nandhra, these digital portraits show the vast range of ways people can help each other.

Knitting, litter picking, breathing exercises, dance and volunteering were just some of the ways in which our heroes supported the well-being of others, by boosting access to activities and knowledge in their community.

The portraits were printed as postcards (and distributed to people across Hounslow), and will be exhibited in public spaces across the borough throughout 2022 in a celebration of the Citizens of Hounslow!

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Time

April 29 (Friday) - September 5 (Monday)

Location

Treaty Centre

High Street, Hounslow TW3 1ES

Organizer

Creative People and Places HounslowCreative People & Places Hounslow is part of Arts Council England’s national investment in engaging new audiences in the arts, in areas where there is little or no access to arts and culture. In Hounslow, the approach has been to work from the grass roots up with the vision of creating a confident, colourful and creative Hounslow. Watermans leads the Creative People & Places consortium in Hounslow.

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