Portrait of Tottenham

 

Tottenham is one of the most multicultural constituency in Europe. This inspired A Portrait of Tottenham, which was made in collaboration with Haringey Council. This project was a continuation of Green’s commitment to providing mentoring and social outreach programmes within her local community. Green held a series of silk screen printing workshops in libraries across Haringey, in which the artist developed the design with art and book lovers from all ages and backgrounds across the borough. Participants used the word ‘book’ visually in their native tongue to collaboratively produce a design, encompassing as many languages as possible. The inspiration for this came from Green’s extensive research on the 270 different languages spoken within Tottenham, and she hoped to directly reflect the area’s diversity in a meaningful way for its inhabitants.

A desk frontal was also made using this artwork for Wood Green Library, and more workshops were subsequently held for participants to design their own bags, inspired by the project.