Last August with artist Lauren Godfrey and Vickie Hayward of Company, Place and we launched Pattern Portraits (King’s Cross). This giant quilt in the sky was a celebration of pattern–its omnipresence, our enjoyment of, and expression through it. With sustainability in mind throughout, the flags were made of organic hemp slub that at the end of their display was turned into a clothing collection by VENTURA/Forman.
In September I curated a show of works by Rasheed Araeen for Brent Biennial in Willesden Library. Friends, Mathematics and Philosophy brought together a selection of geometric paintings and drawings that reference and pay homage to Arabic poets and philosophers situated in non-western modernities and thought. The library felt like the perfect spot for these pieces.
November saw the installation of the third Christmas Tree I have commissioned for Granary Square. This time Sam Jacob Studio took up the challenge and created The Electric Nemeton, drawing on the origins of the Christmas tree tradition and referencing the forest groves that acted as gathering places in Celtic culture. Definitely the biggest tree to date, we are on standby to find out where it will appear next.