Commission for a new public artwork in Marcus Garvey Park

Marcus Garvey park arts commission poster

We are excited to announce that we are looking to award a commission for a new public artwork in Marcus Garvey Park.

We want to create a fitting mural in the park inspired by the walls of respect which pay tribute to the heroes of the civil rights movement that originated in Harlem, New York.

Marcus Garvey, who made what is now Hammersmith & Fulham his home in 1935 where he lived until his death in 1940, featured on the first wall of respect in Chicago alongside Martin Luther King Jr and Muhammad Ali. He left behind a meaningful legacy which still influences civil rights activists today.

We are looking for an idea that celebrates this and speaks to the full demographic of people who live and work in the area.

With the help of a generous grant from TFL, we will open a new chapter in the story of Marcus

Garvey Park while commemorating its history, creating an artwork that the neighbourhood and friends of the park can enjoy and take pride in.

Applicants will have the fantastic opportunity to commemorate Hammersmith’s multicultural history and its local heroes alongside figures from the broader pantheon of Black history.

We are searching for the right artwork to interpret our vision and create an enduring and uplifting work. Our goal is to commission an artwork which not only enriches the experience of those who use the park but also to create a fitting monument to the journey of black activists in Britain.

More information and how to apply

Please download the brochure for further information and how to apply.

The Marcus Garvey Park Commission (pdf 6.6MB)

For any further information please contact arts@lbhf.gov.uk

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