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About Trellis

Trellis is a multistage art commissioning programme that aims to bring together artists, UCL researchers and local east London communities to co-create work together.

The Field Works exhibition is the culmination of a year of collaboration, facilititated by Trellis, between 6 artists, 6 researchers and a multitude of partners from across the boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

The Trellis programme began in 2018, when the first cohort of artists and researchers came together at a matchmaking event. Since then, we worked with over a hundred artists and researchers, and many local community individuals and organisations through a process which has so far led to 20 commissions in fourexhibitions. 

Trellis is part of a wider scheme of cultural and community engagement work happening around the new UCL East campus, which aims to build a culture of mutual benefit, collaboration and exchange between UCL staff and students and our local communities. 

To find out more about the work of UCL East Cultural and Community Engagement, you can visit out website or follow us on Twitter.

Trellis is co-funded by the Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Find out more about the programme and past funded projects on the UCL Trellis website. 

Artists selected for Trellis 4 and exhibiting in Field Works are: