Meera Shakti Osborne, Sun Shines in the Ends

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Meera Shakti Osborne, Sun Shines in the Ends

EXHIBITION

Artist and youth worker, Meera Shakti Osborne, collaborated with teenagers from Inspire Walworth to create a thoughtful and hopeful installation now available to see at Sky Shopping City.

Details

Sky Shopping City, 137-139 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST

Free

Meera’s approach to the project emphasised the importance of making young people feel listened to and respected. She facilitated workshops where art emerged naturally from discussions on topics, such as feelings about their area and personal connections.

For me, the most important thing about the workshops, about all work that I do with young people, is that young people feel listened to and respected. And then from that, art always comes

 Meera Shakti Osborne

This project marks Osborne’s first long-term public realm installation. Sun Shines in the Ends takes inspiration from the view of sunrises and sunsets as viewed from tower blocks and the complexities of these spaces. The work is filled with details of these lived experiences and offers a sense of care and brightness.

Artist and youth worker, Meera Shakti Osborne, collaborated with teenagers from Inspire Walworth to create a vibrant installation now on display at Peckham Rye Market
Artist and youth worker, Meera Shakti Osborne, collaborated with teenagers from Inspire Walworth to create a vibrant installation now on display at Peckham Rye Market.

Osbourne’s commission is part of Rye Lane Reconnected a community-led creative programme seeking to support engagement and collaboration between leading social artists, local residents and frontline community groups to collaboratively commission and create artworks for Peckham’s historic and iconic Rye Lane.

This co-commission was made possible with generous funding and support from Arts Council England, Art Fund, London Borough of Southwark’s Culture Together, Cleaner Greener Safer and Neighbourhoods Fund, United St Saviours, and The Grocers’ Charity.

Images © Tolu Elusadé

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