A large-scale mural acknowledging the Black Lives Matter movement will be created in West London as part of this year’s Kensington + Chelsea Art Week in October.
Local artists have been selected by vote to explore local history and from this create site-specific murals, contributing to the area’s urban landscape and celebrating local culture, as part of the festival’s Love Kensington + Chelsea Hoardings Project.
This year’s mural will be decided by public vote and created on a large-scale hoarding on Freston Road W10, where it will stay until Christmas.
Curator Bolanle Tajudeen has selected London artists Linett Kamala and Azarra Amoy to create the design for Mural #4 in response to Black Lives Matter and as part of the ongoing effort to redress the systematic underrepresentation of black womxn artists.
The duo have created three ideas based on key topics relating to: local heritage and history, and social justice issues of female empowerment and racial representation.
These designs will be voted on by the public with the winning design being painted from 28 Sept – 4 Oct. Voting is open until 26 September at https://www.kcaw.co.uk/we-are-one-family-blm