Home is My Heart

Turkish artist Güneş Terkol was commissioned to create a new work following a month-long residency in London. Terkol worked with residents of Middlesex Street Estate, one of the two remaining housing estates in the City of London, to produce a large-scale banner through a series of sewing workshops. The banner displayed the residents’ hopes, dreams and their relationship with the neighbourhood layered onto a backdrop designed by Terkol.  Additionally, a permanent mural inspired by this banner has been made for Middlesex Street Estate’s external wall, unveiled on Art Night, and supported by a procession through the streets of the East End.

The mural was made in association with Aldgate Community Events, supported by the City of London Corporation. The banner was kindly hosted by The Cass, London Metropolitan University.

Güneş Terkol, Home is my Heart, 2017. Commissioned by Art Night 2017. Courtesy the artist and Krank Art Gallery, Istanbul. Photo by Neil Juggins (5) copy.jpg

Kids Workshops

In 2016 and 2017, 10 workshop sessions were hosted for children aged 8-12 years old from London primary schools and the Royal London Hospital. The artist-led creative workshops are inspired by contemporary art and aim to ignite creativity and imagination while being adapted to the curriculum.

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Talks and Symposia

25 MAY 2017 | At Whitechapel Gallery

Art in the Public Realm: symposium with artist Melanie Manchot, Fatoş Ustek, Curator, Art Night 2017, Gareth Evans, co-curator, Estuary Festival and Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery and Sam Wilkinson, co-founder, InSite Arts.


2016 - 2017 | At Phillips Auction House

Art Night talks with: Anne Hardy, Lawrence Lek, Jake Chapman, wona Blazwick, Gregor Muir, Fatos Ustek, Justine Simons, Amanda Levete


17 OCTOBER 2017 | At One Crown Place and Bishopsgate Institute

Building Futures: Collecting New Media: representatives from Outset, Art Fund, Contemporary Art Society and Art Night artists Anne Hardy, Lawrence Lek and Melanie Manchot discuss the legacy scheme and what it means for commissioning art and supporting collections.


31 MARCH 2017 | At Libreria

Expanding the City’s Boundaries: A talk about public art in the 24h city at the occasion of the Art Night 2016 publication release.

Melanie Manchot, Dance (All Night, London), 2017. Commissioned by Art Night 2017. Courtesy Parafin, London. Photo Rachel Cherry (30) copy.jpg
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