We were commissioned by the Mayor's Office for Policing & Crime to create site specific artworks for the new Transitions Hub, Y2A, for young adults on probation in East London. We consulted 20 young adults on probation and in custody to inform the content and tone of the artwork. Some of them were part of our valuable team getting art on the walls.
This pilot project aimed to meet many needs under one roof, rather than young adults having to seek out different support services. It now offers access to housing, healthcare, education, activities and employment support.
It was vital that the artwork created the right kind of space to inform an inspiring and supportive hub. We are very proud of the team and all the young adults we worked with who created 8 new murals in just a few weeks.
"The project made me feel differently about myself. The type of feeling that I was welcome, that I was part of society. It felt warm."
This project is supported by MOPAC.
Design and original artworks by JB and Nicole Cowan
Painted by Erika Flowers, Nicole Cowan and Nadine Fletcher