On the 30th of April we held our annual PEER Friends and Patrons dinner at the local Regan Way community hall. For the event, artist Abigail Reynolds created a series of handmade works on paper available to our PEER Patrons. We were also joined by the London Sea Shanty Collective who provided a great soundtrack to an amazing evening! Our guest of honour was former director of the Camden Arts Centre, Jenni Lomax, who finished her speech with a toast to “the good ship PEER, its captain and crew and all who sail in her”. Thank you to all who came and to all have supported PEER over the last year.
We are pleased to announce that Rebecca Moss will be the first artist commissioned for our new PEER Notices and PEER Ambassadors programme, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Rebecca Moss is an artist based in Essex and East London. Her practice critically examines heroic narratives in relation to landscape, taking the form of site responsive absurdist videos, performances and interventions. She has previously led Digifest Workshops at Focal Point Gallery, Southend.
As part of PEER Notices, Rebecca will work on a public art project on Hoxton Street across a year; allowing deep and embedded relationships to form with place and the people who live, work and study here. She will devise workshops with and for the PEER Ambassadors that critically think about how art on the street interacts with different members of society and how it can be a vehicle for creative engagement with the public. Together, the PEER Ambassadors and Rebecca will have opportunity to create changing artworks that can be displayed in PEER’s Noticeboard next to the post office, other local partner venues and beyond, and create events to be enjoyed by the community more widely.
Click here for more information on PEER Ambassadors and PEER Notices: http://www.peeruk.org/peerambassadorsandpeernotices
Click here for Rebecca’s website: http://rebeccamoss.co.uk/