Friday 09 July, Coal Drops Yard launched a striking new Flag Art installation entitled ‘All Our Stories’. Designed by award-winning sustainable fashion designer, humanitarian and artist, Bethany Williams, the artwork is a continuation of Williams’ acclaimed fashion collection that launched at London Fashion Week 2021.
The installation is comprised of 90 colourful, illustrated flags, which stretch between the iconic roofs of Coal Drops Yard, and is Bethany’s first ever large-scale artwork. The piece will be on display until Sunday 05 September. The artwork is the first life of the flags, they will then be re-purposed into a limited edition, unisex fashion collection, including shirts and matching shorts, tote bags, masks and accessories. The collection will be sold in Kiosk N1C in Coal Drops Yard and Browns Fashion.
Bethany Williams comments: “I’m really excited to share this public art installation at Coal Drops Yard which is an area I have always been very interested to explore. It’s such a joy to be able to celebrate all the beautiful communities’ stories in a public space.”
Bethany Williams is the second artist to take on the summer flag art commission for Coal Drops Yard, which first launched in 2020 with Lauren Godfrey. This annual project places decommissioning at the forefront of the considerations with the artwork being only the first life of this fabric. The flags are created from an organic Hemp Slub which is 100% recyclable.