This Paper petition ran from 22/09/2021 to 13/10/2021 and has now finished.
38 people signed this Paper petition.
Thank you for your petition in opposition to the proposed mural for Herne Hill House or any building within or on the grounds of the Hurst Street Estate by the group 81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance.
As you are aware from speaking with representatives from 81 Acts and the Brixton Project in August, the initial postcard was intended as a pre-consultation, first engagement card to start off the process of talking with residents about the possibility of having a mural on the side of Herne Hill House and was not intended to imply that this was definitely going to happen.
81 Acts is a collective community group of creative practitioners and community activists that have received Arts Council funding to deliver a wide ranging cultural programme to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Brixton Uprising of 1981. The programme has been developed in consultation with over 300 local people over the last 3 years, and is being delivered in partnership with approximately 30 community groups and cultural organisations. They contracted The Brixton Project to deliver parts of this programme, of which this mural concept was one strand.
Since meeting with you in August, the 81 Acts collective and The Brixton Project have been reviewing the programme. While alternative ideas were also explored with residents at this meeting, including making improvements to the garden and pond area, after listening to your feedback they have made the decision to not pursue a mural or another cultural project at Herne Hill House or on the grounds of the Hurst Street Estate.
The Brixton Project have provided additional comments in response below:
“The Brixton Project wish to reassure residents of Herne Hill House that the creative engagement project as part of 81 ACTS programme to vision artwork for the estate has now been cancelled. We are fully appreciative of the time residents have taken to meet with us and the work they have done to represent their views. It is hugely important to The Brixton Project that local people have positive experience of our work. We regret that on this occasion this has not been achieved.” - The Brixton Project