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.

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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.

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KEEPSAKE EXHIBITION

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Shaeron Caton-Rose / Morwenna Catt / Jez Coram / Pat Harvey / Caroline Hick / Phill Hopkins / Hatti McKenzie / Eva Mileusnic / #Viraltile / For The Love Of People Collaborators: Ruth Badger, Lucy Barker, Pam Benfield, Sasha Bhat, Karen Carmichael, Yvonne Carmichael, Victoria Collins, Tania Coram, Ruhana Doyle, Fiona Drake, Dave Emmett, Lizzie Emmett, Jenna Foster, Danny Friar, Shanaz Gulzar, Hollie Hardin, Andrew Hick, Anthony Hick, Clair Hick, Jonny Hick, Madeyah Khan, Angela Loftus, Steve Lunn, Nat Maynard, Jean McEwan, Marie-Christine O’Dwyer, Lizzie Palliser, Mehmoona Pervaz, Mo Rahman, Sophie Slater, Beth Smith, Christine Sutcliffe, Anji Timlin, Tracy Vines, Alice Withers

 

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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.

 

a big THANK YOU goes out to all the people who have made and donated art work and volunteered their time in getting all this together 💚

and BIG LOVE to WE LOVE THIS for giving us exhibition materials 💚