Kilburn Up High Public Art Mentoring Programme
Brent Council and Camden Council have jointly commissioned a public art project for Kilburn Town Centre to create a public art installation on the north and south facades of the Network Rail bridge spanning Kilburn High Road at Brondesbury Station.
The permanent artwork will promote Kilburn’s unique identity to residents and visitors and draw on the local history and culture of the area. The mural commission has been awarded to Wood Street Walls CIC, collaborating with local
Kilburn artist and resident Linett Kamala from Lin Kam Art. The project is the first collaboration to come forward since the two councils formally renewed their commitment this year to working in partnership to support and improve Kilburn Town Centre for residents, businesses, local organisations and visitors.
Community participation is a fundamental part of the project. Linett has run a series of community workshops to co-develop design mural ideas that reflect the culture, heritage and diversity of Kilburn. Wood Street Walls will be running a Muralism Academy in Spring 2023.
Linett will be offering mentorships to a number of creatives resident in either Brent or Camden.
As part of the Kilburn Up High commission, the Founder Director of Lin Kam Art and artist Linett Kamala
will lead a mentorship programme to two creatives from Brent and Camden council.
Criteria: Age 18+ (no upper age limit). Resident of either Brent or Camden. Have not had artwork
shown in a public space before. Artistic - Applicants will be asked to submit examples of their work.
We will focus on skills and knowledge required to help participants secure their first public art invention. Applicants from all backgrounds will be encouraged to apply, including those with any disabilities. Travel and lunch expenses will be covered. All materials and equipment will be provided.
The programme will run for four weeks, with weekly face-to-face sessions at the Lin Kam Art Studio in Metroland Cultures, 91 Kilburn Square, London, NW6 6PS
Duration: W/c: 16 January 2023 until w/c: 6 February 2023