Tunnels of Hope is a public engagement art project founded by Ros Elwes from not for profit, OffTheWallArts. Their recent installation transformed a neglected pedestrian subway in West London, into a stunning art exhibition space, to inspire hope and change within the community.
The innovative art installation, supported by TfL and Hammersmith and Fulham Council & Ardmore Construction, will be recreated at Riverside Studios in the River Room, with a fundraising launch party on Thursday 7th April starting at 6pm featuring speeches, live music from the Fontanas and 2 DJ sets featuring dance tracks.
This two-week community art exhibition during the Easter holidays not only includes the sustainability-themed art work from ten-year-old pupils of St Peter’s C.E Primary School, but the commissioned work of outstanding local artists, Jo Holland and Edward Quamina.
The stunning work from all of year 5 from the local primary school St Peters Primary C of E school, expresses their uplifting artistic messages of hope for the planet using CDs that would otherwise end up in landfill, as their creative palette. You will also see the artwork from the subway, featuring Jo Holland's Nature Celebration Work and Edward Quamina's stunning figures in dance work. There will also be guest appearances from Jonas Stout & Uwe Ackerman reportage photography with a difference. Unique 2D stunning creations made from up cycled off-cuts from TV set design. There will also be work from a young visual abstract artist named Kiya Miller, beautiful jewellery pieces from Rachel Balfour, stunning light art from 6th formers at the Moat School.
OfftheWallArts will be using the funds raised through tickets for the launch party, for the next exciting Tunnels of Hope art exhibition project in conjunction with TfL, to refresh the pedestrian subway at Holland Park Roundabout which is in desperate need of a transformation.