One of London’s premiere membership establishments, h Club, has announced it will be working with last year’s cohort of Emerging Creatives’ Laurie Nouchka in collaboration with Ingestre Road Estate, Camden.
Nouchka will receive a GBP3,000 (€3,480) grant towards her creative project, professional coaching, access to h Club, and mentoring via a series of masterclasses, culminating in a showcase before figureheads in the creative industries. Back in 2018, Nouchka was successful in her bid for an Arts Council England (ACE) award to realise her project with h Club London. Her project will bring visual, audio, spatial and performative creative practitioners to the Ingestre Road Estate. Four artists will also collaborate with residents from March to May 2019 to produce site-specific artworks and performances in the community.
Hannah Hedges, from h Foundation said, “We are incredibly proud to be supporting this project. It is exciting to be working on such a genuinely collaborative project with our neighbours in the Camden community. h Club is a hub for creativity and we are delighted to be celebrating and supporting creative work within the borough. Laurie has brought together a fantastic team and we are looking forward to seeing what they produce in the summer.”
Nouchka is a visual artist using architectural drawings and paintings as spatial and functional works of art, she works independently and in collaboration with artists and communities. Much of her output explores how identity and wellbeing are linked to architecture and physical spaces, while her current project will examine the relationship between architecture and identity through audio-visual exploration and community participation.
Added Nouchka: “Following the overwhelming engagement of residents on more than 10 previous Walls on Walls projects we are incredibly excited to take this on to its next creative step.
“Through previous expressions of interest, residents have explored ideas of how to bring this artwork more alive, widen participation and increase longer term skill sets for residents. Themes around movement and 3D interpretations have been explored and now through the support of Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Camden Council, h Club and Central Saint Martin’s, we are able to realise this vision.”
Ingestre Road and h Club London aim to create more creative opportunities for residents, participants and partners, trying to create more inspiring public spaces in the city which can help provide better bonds between neighbour on London estates.