Many congratulations to Jo Guile and Thomas Morgan Evans, who have both been awarded 2020 UCL Beacon Bursaries for public engagement projects.
Red, Green, Blue, East: Jo Guile and Dr Emily Patterson
Emily and Jo have co-designed a series of workshops with Into Focus, an East London charity-funded organisation specialising in photography. They will be running these workshops, which explore the science, art, and experience of colour within Tower Hamlets. The project has developed through a collaboration that was formed during UCL Culture’s Trellis programme and will culminate with a public art exhibition.
Dr Emily Patterson is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Ophthalmology and Jo Guile is an Artist and Technician at the Slade School of Fine Art.
Concrete Canvas: Thomas Morgan Evans
Through this bursary, Thomas will fund 10 weekly four-hour sessions for children and young people from and around the D’Eynsford Estate in south east London. They will work with a community artist and UCL MA and PhD students to assist in creating a public art work on the basketball court, taking part in learning exercises inspired by the mural painting that is currently taking place and discussing its design. The project aims to support and encourage community home learning and physical activity for local young people, in response to the changes to day-to-day living caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Thomas Morgan Evans is a teaching fellow at the Slade School of Fine Art.
See UCL Culture's page for more information about Beacon Bursaries.