We are proud to release the first ten winning portraits of the My Alice Billings House Portrait Project Competition “The One I Admire”.
We recently invited all local residents to paint, draw or take photos of individuals they admire, those who have made the world a better place. This might be anyone from nurses, doctors, firefighters, teachers, social workers, friends, and any other role models.
We’ve received a fantastic array of entries and are excited to announce the first selection of images that will be put on display. Of the portraits submitted ten will be chosen to be printed on fliers and large posters and installed in the areas along the High Street and surrounding Alice Billings House.
The My Alice Billings House Portrait Project celebrates the local heroes, diversity and creativity of Newham. The project marks the activation of Alice Billings House as a new complex of studios and public-facing events space, how art and culture will work to engage and give voice to local communities while creating a sense of interest, intrigue, engagement, and excitement that animates Stratford High Street.
This public artwork project by Paint the Change has been commissioned by Creative Land Trust, as part of their award from the Mayor of London’s High Streets for All Challenge.