Community Rail Awards 2017 Winner!
Artist Farah Ishaq and Arriva Rail London have taken a national award for their transformative Walthamstow art project at the annual Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards dinner, held in Derby on 5th October.
They beat off strong nationwide competition to win the Community Art Schemes Award, on a showcase night for the community rail movement, with their project aiming to bring St James Station back into the heart of the community.
More details and photos at the ACoRP website.
St James Street Big Local Residents Arts Grant
Following the double-prize-winning success of Mural for St James, Farah Ishaq has a won a residents arts grant from the St James Big Local. Preparation of a long-term derelict wall has begun, with the artist carefully stripping back the thick layers of paint before repainting and installing two new bespoke large linocuts, designed for this wall in particular. More details to follow.
London Overground is 10
To celebrate 10 years of the London Overground, Farah Ishaq has been commissioned to create a piece of artwork to be placed at all stations in Waltham Forest. A unique borough with 8 stations connecting Walthamstow, Highams Park, Chingford, Leyton and Leytonstone - the bespoke linocut on aluminium will be unveiled during the anniversary week commencing November 13th 2017.