A Four Colours Project 2011
Artist-Led Community Engagement Commission.
Royal Artillery Barracks, part of the Olympic Development Authority Arts and Culture Strategy
Susie Miller and Helen Ball worked together as one half of the artist partnership, Four Colours, with visual artists Amanda Westbury and Janetka Platun. They were commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority to deliver an artist-led community engagement process in Woolwich, working with residents living close to the Royal Artillery Barracks site where the Olympics shooting and Paralympics shooting and archery events will take place in 2012. Their job was to bring the good things about 2012 to local people. The project we designed was based on local people hosting their own arts events, with our help, to celebrate and bring the themes of 2012 to life for the people who live nearby. The project included a launch event in Theo’s launderette, sound installations and a pea shooting contest adjudicated by Will and Pete from LOCOG in Welcare’s community garden, and a film screening, private view and party hosted from Tracy and John’s garage. We also made a film of the archer’s paradox with members of the Paralympic Archery Team and met up with author Stella Duffy, who used to live nearby. She said about our project:
“the work has been made, is made of-not for- the people here” Stella Duffy
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