COLLISION pt.1/2, August.

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COLLABORATION LAUNCH pt.1/2, Luton.

In a celebration of multidisciplinary collaboration and solidarity, dance artist Julia Cheng, Creative Director of the all-female dance company House Of Absolute & contemporary art curator Kerry Campbell, Director of TMT Projects in Luton are presenting their first collaborative project, connecting local and national artists, as well as launching a home grown T-shirt line.

The two-part launch taking place in Luton on Thursday 3rd August and in London Tuesday 8th August, will both collide diverse practitioners in visual art, contemporary dance and live music in a gesture which hints at more ambitious collaborations to come.

The hand printed designs have been produced through a desire to reclaim the word ‘Luton’, focusing on the diverse individuals and art forms which thrive here. 

Featured artists:

• PAUL JOLLY • 

• SOPHIE GRESSWELL •

• SASKIA HORTON •

• JAN BRZEZINSKI •

• LORENZ OKELLO-OSENGOR •

• JULIA CHENG •

• DJ SERENA •

• GRACE WOODCOCK •

• DJ BLAKEY •

PART I :
Thursday 3rd August 18:00 - 23:30
@ The Bear Club Luton, Mill Yard, 24A Guildford St, Luton LU1 2NR


With special thanks to:
Justin Doherty, The Bear Club
Joseph Davies, Art & Design UoB
Sophie Carpenter, Clearhead

Images courtesy and copyright of Tom Green.

COLLISION pt.2/2, August.

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COLLABORATION LAUNCH pt 2/2, London.

PART II: 

As part of 'Lost Senses' curated by Linda Rocco:

@ Guest Projects, Sunbury House, 1 Andrews Road, London E8 4QL

Featured artists and live performances:

• FFION CAMPBELL-DAVIES • 

• LULA MEBRAHTU •

• JULIA CHENG •

• PALOMA PROUDFOOT•

• GRACE WOODCOCK •

•SASKIA HORTON•

Images courtesy and copyright of: Michael Marso Riviere and Tara Fatehi Irani.

The Heritage of Bute Mills, March.

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As part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project, TMT commissioned a short film and permanent ceramic work for Youthscape - Luton's largest youth charity. Both works represent and celebrate the heritage of the charity's unique grade two listed location, Bute Mills. A public showcase in March 2017, marked the culmination of a period of research coordinated by TMT Projects in conjunction with a group of young people from Youthscape.

During the project the young people uncovered the history of Bute Mills and the surrounding area, through visiting Luton Town Hall, meeting local historians and interviewing members of the local community who were part of the building's unique industrial history. The research process in November last year included visiting the town hall, meeting a local historian and interviewing people who were part of the buildings unique history. 

The research inspired a new permanent ceramic commission by artist Matthew Raw as well as a short film made in collaboration with filmmaker James Paisley, scripted and shot by the young people themselves. The research gathered by the young people was also compiled into a run of heritage leaflets, designed by local graphic designer Grant O'sullivan and Riso printed by Guildford Street Press.

The presentation evening marked an opportunity to share the fascinating history of the building with a broader public and featured contributions from the young people themselves as well as a premiering of both the film and ceramic commission.

Youthscape, Bute Mills, 74 Bute St, Luton, LU1 2EY

Images courtesy and copyright of Tom Green.