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Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic

Image one and three: Zute Lightfoot

The Grenfell Memorial Community Mosaic is a year-long project initiated in May 2018 by ACAVA in partnership with Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre.

The mosaic is an ever growing installation situated at the base of Grenfell Tower. Each month a different community or faith group, who were instrumental in supporting local people following the aftermath of Grenfell Tower fire, work with ACAVA artist Emily Fuller and local artist Tomomi Yoshida to create a petal to add to the artwork.

With 12 groups in total, each are invited to choose a word to feature on their piece, and over a series of workshops fabricate a petal which is then added to the installation on 14th of each month.

Designed by the artists, the centrepiece of the mosaic, encompassing 12 evergreen interlocking hearts, symbolises the interconnectedness of the North Kensington community. It was unveiled on 14 June 2018 to mark the one-year memorial since the tragic fire, and was created during open sessions to which the whole community could attend.

Once complete the large-scale floral installation will be unveiled on the 14 June 2019 marking the second anniversary of the fire. It will stay at the base of the tower until the hoarding is removed, when it will be dismantled and each petal given back to the community and faith groups. The centre of the flower will be given to Grenfell United as a token of support and solidarity from the people of North Kensington.  

There are some local groups who were not able to be included in the first phase of the project, this includes residents associations, schools and other significant community groups. Both ACAVA and Al Manaar hope funding can be secured to enable phase two of the project to be completed over the year 2019-2020.

July 2018
Latimer Community Church: “Love”

August 2018
LCAT & Henry Dickens Community Centre: “Hope”

Sept 2018
Clement James Centre: “Unity”

Oct 2018
Everyone Active & Westway Trust: “Solidarity”

Nov 2018
The Notting Hill Methodist Church: “Respect”

Dec 2018
North Kensington Fire Service: “Courage”

Jan 2019
Al Manaar: “Together”

Feb 2019
Rugby Portobello Trust: “Grace”

March 2019
The V1llage: “Change”

April 2019
QPR Community Trust: "Resilience"

May 2019
Harrow Club: "Future"

June 2019
ACAVA (open community sessions): "Forever"