Monday, Vernon, deputy mayor for social integration Debbie Weekes-Bernard,
mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville, and artist Henny Beaumont unveiled
Beaumont’s six-metre artwork in Newington Green. It shows BAME faces in yellow
stars on a dark blue, starry background. “We’ve had a very positive response,”
Beaumont told us, adding that the few guests allowed to come were moved.
said: “This artwork is a reminder of the grief of those thousands of
colleagues, friends and family members they have left behind.”
added this morning that as the country approaches a second wave “there’s
nothing visible” that acknowledges “those frontline workers who’ve died”.
The Majonzi Fund is pleased to announce the launch of a new public artwork by artist Henny Beaumont, commissioned by Patrick Vernon OBE, to be displayed in Newington Green, London and commemorating members of London’s BAME communities who have lost their lives to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The artwork will be formally unveiled on September 21st by Patrick Vernon OBE, founder of the Majonzi Fund, and Debbie Weekes-Bernard, Deputy Mayor of London.
The 6m x 3m artwork (pictured above), is by renowned artist and illustrator Henny Beaumont, who lives in the local area. It was commissioned by the Majonzi Fund to raise funds to support the BAME community, which has disproportionately suffered from the pandemic. Guardian Newspaper is supporting the Majonzi fund. A charity print is available from : https://guardianprintshop.com/collections
The production and installation of the artwork was made possible with the support of Accumulate, which supports arts and creativity among London’s homeless, and the Mildmay Club who generously provided the installation site.
For all media inquiries and if you would like to attend the launch, please contact: Anita Duda from Ubele firstname.lastname@example.org Patrick Vernon email@example.com For high res. jpg contact firstname.lastname@example.org