Project: Anchor and Magnet, 2012-16
A collaboration between artists Barby Asante, Katy Beinart and Kate Theophilus, which ran from 2012-2016 in Brixton, London. The name reflects a shared interest in place, identity, migration and belonging.
Brixton is a place with a long-established and still evolving tradition of attracting migrant and peripheral communities: it is a magnet. It is also a place where incoming communities and individuals have established an often powerful sense of rootedness in relation to their locality, and have evolved identities informed by their new home: it has been an anchor.
Funded by Arts Council England.