REVIEW | FERARTS (@FERARTSLDN) RE-LAUNCH

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Fer­Arts Re-Launch 16.04.2018

Fer­Arts is an arts hub based in the Lad­broke Grove area of West Lon­don. The organ­isa­tion sup­ports emer­ging artists and inspires loc­al com­munit­ies via Urb­an Arts and pho­to­graphy. They employ a vari­ety of medi­ums; from anim­a­tion and digit­al arts to graf­fiti and illus­tra­tion. Estab­lished and developed by Aman­da Fernan­dez, the group expan­ded from a single artist to five artists to up to forty-two artists who are now cre­at­ing, col­lab­or­at­ing and using art as a form of self-expres­sion. Find­ing it dif­fi­cult to break into the arts industry, this col­lect­ive embarked on their own enter­prise and have since worked togeth­er to build a strong and sup­port­ive net­work across Eng­land, while becom­ing an exhib­i­tion stand­ard inter­na­tion­al organ­isa­tion in the pro­cess.

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The col­lect­ive has just marked its re-launch. Owing to the drastic evol­u­tion that has re-shaped the com­munity voice sur­round­ing the Gren­fell Tower, Fer­Arts has been able and will­ing to sup­ply a plat­form to young people who want to have their voices heard in a dif­fer­ent way. Their latest pro­ject was a col­lab­or­a­tion and fea­ture in i‑D Magazine. Work­ing along­side legendary fash­ion pho­to­graph­er Juer­gen Tell­er, and guest edit­or of i‑D Charlie Port­er, the “Youth After Gren­fell” pro­ject was an under­tak­ing that shed light on the cur­rent state of mind with­in the young com­munity after the fire of Gren­fell Tower.

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This re-launch of Fer­Arts is a clear shift for this group into the next gear of arts cre­ation, story-telling and shin­ing a light where once they may have only been dark­ness. The space and time these young people have to cre­ate, and per­haps heal them­selves in the pro­cess, is invalu­able. There are so few spaces where youth arts are encour­aged and appre­ci­ated, that this organ­isa­tion is a gem that’s trans­form­ing itself into a price­less jew­el. And if you didn’t know, then you do now.

To fol­low, learn or par­ti­cip­ate in future pro­jects con­nect here;

@FerArts.london

amanda@ferarts.org

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Aisha

Aisha is a Writer and Research­er based in Lon­don. She has spent over a dec­ade in the enter­tain­ment industry. She has dealt with enough bull­shit to feel like she can give an opin­ion. She Thanks you for read­ing.

About Aisha

Aisha
Aisha is a Writer and Researcher based in London. She has spent over a decade in the entertainment industry. She has dealt with enough bullshit to feel like she can give an opinion. She Thanks you for reading.