23.2.16

I Am Maindee

Mock up of signs on Chepstow Road, Maindee, Newport, Wales

Currently I am making a piece of work commissioned by Maindee Unlimited as part of their Finding Maindee project. The work will be an installation which will span across an area of Newport, Wales... Maindee It will be a series of LED signs each displaying the phrase I Am Maindee. By opting into the project the idea is that whoever displays a sign is actively displaying their pride in the area.One of the local primary schools is reknown for facilitating the 20 languages used by local people. The businesses, organisations and individuals who will display a sign in their window, can choose to have a sign in Arabic, Bengali, Czech, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Latvian, Polish, Punjabi, Romany, Roma, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh. The idea is that the community is reflecting itself back on itself.

The project will be launched on the 1st of April 2016 and will be up for a year.

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