Updated May 2008
For the remainder of this year I shall be busy with three projects.
RECENT PROJECT OVERVIEW- see Projects page for more details and gallery
I built these two mosaic murals - The Dance and The Garden - over 2006-2007 to accompany the mosaic made with the visiting Kenyan children in 2005. Hopefully by the end of 2008 a fourth mural, probably on an indoor theme, will have joined them. They are to be found in the main corridor of Addenbrookes Hospital, and each mosaic measures approximately 3 metres wide by 2.5 metre high.
JOMO KENYATTA HOSPITAL NAIROBI
In Spring and Autumn 2006 I was back in Kenya to participate in our largest mosaic project to date - to produce 40 mosaic panels for Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.
REDBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL MOSAIC PROJECT (Redbridge, London, U.K 2006-2007)
During the Summer and Winter, I supervised the construction of a mural at Redbridge School, College Gardens, Redbridge, London. This work is now complete.
Between the August 6th - 26th a group of Kenyan children will once again be coming to visit the U.K.
RISE PHOENIX www.risephoenix.org
Rise Phoenix are a high profile arts collective based in London. I will be working with them on a major project in a public space, probably in August.
October and November 2004 saw Phase Three of the ongoing Anglo-Kenyan Mosaics for Hospitals Project.
2002: - Phase One - our first Kenyan mosaics, constructed in collaboration with David Kimani’s Juhudi Children’s club, at Gertrude’s Garden Children’s Hospital, Nairobi.
2003: - Phase Two – A group of young Kenyans from Juhudi Children’s Club visited London and assisted in constructing the mosaic at The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel. Carried out in collaboration with Vital Arts, U.K.
2004: - Phase Three – We were invited by the staff of Mathare Psychiatric Hospital, Nairobi to produce a series of mosaics for the hospital’s Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit. With the participation of over 200 hundred pupils from local schools – and assistance from some of the patients in the unit – we produced 13 mosaic panels.
Once again, the work was carried out in collaboration with Juhudi Children’s Club; and we are grateful to the support of UKENYA; The Kuona Trust; The Godown Arts Centre; and of course David Kimani’s tireless team.
Thanks also to The British High Commissioner to Kenya, Mr. Edward Clay; to the staff at Mathare Hospital, particularly Dr. Kitazi; and to the various Kenyan artists who gave their time and enthusiasm, especially Tabitha Wa Thuku and Mayur Shah.
Pictures and further details now posted in Projects section
I have finally completed the 30 sq. m. mosaic mural on the outside walls of Brent Samaritans’ headquarters on Leopold Rd., Harlesden, North-West London. This project, which has occupied me intermittently over the last two years, has attracted a great deal of attention in the Harlesden area, and has provided a focal point of colour and energy in this corner of London. Several pictures have now been posted in the Projects section.