A new multi-disciplinary arts programme.
ART WORXX brings together artists from across disciplines to transform space and maximise its creative potential, facilitate collaboration, artist development, creative skill sharing, and provide participatory opportunities for artistic expression, with a programme of events, workshops and talks. ART WORXX is a roving programme, designed to migrate from space to space.
The inaugural chapter began at The Cause, a temporary DIY space which celebrates dance music culture, London nightlife, independent business and positive mental health. The Cause is based in a former car mechanics depot in Tottenham, North London. The meanwhile site has evolved into a thriving ecosystem of independent business and community radio station Threads.
The launch on Friday 24 May 2019 saw the official unveiling of a redesign of Room2, known as The Garage. The blackbox space got an injection of colour, led by artist and architect Antonis Papamichael, and prop maker / stylist Holly Nolan. The launch event explored the neon city, the enduring appeal of retrowave, and clubs being portals to other worlds.
Colour Your City linked up with The OS Community and Train Journey Music to provide a full spectrum sonic experience. Blending visual and sonic art, the event featured the unveiling of Room 2 from Antonis Papamicheal and Holly Nolan, alongside an exhibition of work from Hannah Iheoma Place, Greg Abbott, Tree Carr and Wumzum. There was also live art, a workshop, open mic and digital art immersion, alongside DJs from all collectives and True Color playing a genre-crossing voyage into the night.
Our thanks to Maneki Collective for many of the photographs.