Majonzi artwork unveiled in Hackney

On 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.

Weekes-Bernard said: “This artwork is a reminder of the grief of those thousands of colleagues, friends and family members they have left behind.”

Vernon added this morning that as the country approaches a second wave “there’s nothing visible” that acknowledges “those frontline workers who’ve died”.

A fitting tribute.

Original article published here

Majonzi Fund – Public Artwork Installed

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 :

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 Patrick Vernon For high res. jpg contact