Our programme is comprised of 4 themes each week, for 9-12 year olds, involving the creative input of specialist creatives:
· Eco-Art theme: individual & group art will be explored, culminating in bespoke art experimentation, creation, exhibition & celebration.
· Gardening theme,…Read More
Free art activity with Sarah Olive Edwards, Designer, Artworker, and Community Arts Facilitator. Come along to North Acton Pavilion garden for an ARTi experience every Tuesday in the beautiful park location.
A bit about our Arts Facilitator: Sarah enjoys working with all ages, and values listening to the needs and desires of those involved to co-produce ideas, creating a sense of learning via exploration and peer-to-peer interactions, connection, and increased self-confidence.Read More
Pop along on a Wednesday to speak with Ross, our W3 Gardener. Co-designing the kitchen garden in North Acton Playing Fields with Letting Grow. Local residents, those with (or without) green fingers: we'd love to have your input and help us grow the kitchen garden together.
W3 garden, infront of North Acton Pavilion, Eastfields Road, Acton, London, W3 0JF.Read More
Good to be a part of the Ealing Arts and Culture Network. The second session on 23rd March was on the topic of 'Developing, Measuring and Diversifying your Audiences' with some exciting external speakers: Haydn Corrodus from the Digital Culture Network; Penny Mills from The Audience Agency; and Sara Harrison from Arts Council England.
Ealing’s Arts & Culture Network consists of Ealing-based freelance artists, groups, and organisations working in the field of arts, culture and/or creative and Digital industries in Ealing. This network was set up following our inaugural meeting…Read More
School children have planted over 100 fruit bushes and a micro-orchard of fruit trees in North Acton Playing Fields this January as part of ARTification’s project, Edible Acton.
A green asset for the community, this field will provide an exciting addition to picnics in North Acton during the summer months as well as a vital habitat for birds and insects. Created with generous funding from The Tree Council, this new nature corridor has given life to a previously unused border on the West side of the playing fields, now populated with thornless blackberry’s,…Read More
Well, the month of May saw the beginnings of the veg plots; digging and preparing patches of sun-baked clay soil ready for planting. Then in went the seeds; peas, radish, spinach, courgettes, chard and nasturtiums. Later, donations of potatoes, chives, Physalis and others were found a space.
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Unveiling Bollo Brook Park Mural.
ARTification is proud to have hosted our 2nd MyMural with Georgia Green and Marina Renee Cemmick. The project has been exemplary in its partnership approach. Local people helped to shape the brief. Residents & partners voted and shortlisted their preferred art & artists. There have been school workshops, young people's training in the art of mural making. Special thanks to Kai, Tyrone and Andzelica for their invaluable input. Thanks to Ealing, Central St Martin's, MyMural & Stik…Read More
This summer a new beautiful public art piece was created at Bollo Brook Park in Acton. Here, the Artist Georgia Green talks about her process:
In August 2021 I was nominated for a project grant and given the commercial opportunity to create a large-scale outdoor mural in Bollo Brook Park, London. The project was funded by Central St Martins (UAL) in collaboration with the associate organisations MyMural and Artification to whom I am incredibly grateful.
The themes within the mural centre around a fusion of nature and childlike magic, complimenting the green and open space in…Read More
We asked some neighbours in the North Acton playing fields what they would like from the space. A few of the suggestions, that we will be developing into the programme at North Acton Pavilion this year:Practical workshop to learn about food growing, balcony growing workshop Herb Garden and what herbs can be used for Plant swap / plan contributions from local gardens x 2 Storytelling / Poetry workshop Chess Board, drum workshops, art workshops Children's gardening workshops Read More
ARTification, or Acton Arts Forum as it was known then, emerged out of Acton Community Forum as ACAVA concluded its government-funded work with artists and art spaces in the area. Acton Arts Forum gathered artists, cultural groups, and creatives together in 2003 to decide what we felt would be the best way forward. This gathering established a monthly arts forum to discuss and act upon current and topical arts focused issues; established an annual visual arts exhibition and performing arts festival; and brokered opportunities for the arts communities to thrive.…Read More