Work in Progress – Shaeron Caton-Rose

I find it appalling that in our developed First World country, people are still homeless not because of a natural disaster but one created by the greed and carelessness of an increasingly unfair system. On my way to work, I walk past a graveyard. Every week someone puts down flowers on an unmarked area, come rain or shine. I find their commitment to remembering their loved ones moving. Let us remember those loved ones who were lost in Grenfell with an equal commitment to justice.

Shaeron Caton-Rose: Flowers For Grenfell (work in progress)

My prints are made using a collagraph method with flowers that I have saved from the bins in graveyards, tokens of remembrance that have been discarded. I have distressed the plates with fire to emulate the Grenfell experience and each plate is made to the dimensions of the Grenfell tower. There are 12 plates, one for each month of the year’s anniversary we are marking. The plates are equally as interesting as the prints and will become part of further work which explores remembrance and grief.

I have been making my prints as and when I can, which means sometimes working alongside the disabled clients i work with – which, in turn, has reminded me that so many are vulnerable within our society, so easily damaged by the disregard of the powerful.




PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Shaeron Caton-Rose / Morwenna Catt / Jez Coram / For The Love Of People & Collaborators / Pat Harvey / Caroline Hick / Phill Hopkins / Hatti McKenzie / Eva Mileusnic / Jane Sedgwick / #Viraltile


Eva Mileusnic: The Tower (detail)

KEEPSAKE EXHIBITION LAUNCH –  14 June 2018, Bradford Cathedral

The work in this exhibition has been created specifically to coincide with the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

The artworks are a way for us to remember and mark the lives lost and to reflect on the issues surrounding this avoidable tragedy. Each artwork is donated by the artists and all sales go directly to the Justice4Grenfell (J4G) campaign.

On the fourteenth day of every month, J4G organise a Silent Walk in London and will continue to do this for people who cannot do it for themselves until justice is seen to be done.  On 14 June we will be organising a Bradford Silent Walk in solidarity with the Grenfell community which will happen in parallel with those walking in London.

Will you join us?