Oxjam Chiswick Transform Church Hoardings
Street art on Christ Church depicts famous world figures
Christchurch's renovation hoardings on Turnham Green have over the last few weeks been transformed by original street art depicting famous figures synonymous with peace and justice.
The project aims to bring attention to the upcoming Oxjam Chiswick Music Festival, and raise awareness of the work carried out by Oxfam around the world to eradicate poverty and social injustices.
The innovative artwork, painted by 5 different artists and commissioned by Oxjam Chiswick, depicts Aun Sang Suu Kyi, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, a reproduction of a photograph of a 'boy and a tap', Christian Scott, the jazz trumpeter and Layla Kayere; a farmer from Malawi whose village has directly benefited from Oxfam's work.
Chiswick’s third Oxjam music festival on 19th October will see 120 bands playing at 10 different venues up and down Chiswick High Road. Including the legendary Metropolis Studios for the first time and the Counterfeit Stones headling the Hogarth Health club.
Julian Chattin, Oxjam Chiswick manager said "I think they are incredible works of art that proudly showcase what Oxjam Chiswick is all about. They would never have happened without Richard Moy and the wardens and team at Christchurch Turnham Green who have been very supportive of our efforts. We are also very grateful to Haus Properties and Jamie Lester, who sponsored the artwork's production. We have to thank the talented Warren J Fox for his work on Layla and the jazz trumpeter. Also to Alastair, Paddy, Konrad and Saz who also brilliantly contributed to make the artwork so eyecatching.
Music will span across disco, indie, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Nu folk, Irish, acoustic, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Roots, Reggae and Rock, and all proceeds will be donated to Oxfam GB. Tickets are now on sale at wegottickets.com/oxjamchiswick at a special advance price of £5 for U18's and £13 for adults.
To find out what Oxjam events are going on in your area this October, visit www.oxfam.org.uk/oxjam or call 0300 200 1255.
October 4, 2013