Elmo launch event

East London Mobile Workshop, 2013/14

A collaboration with curator Fiona Boundy, architects Studio Weave and artist collective Nous Vous.

Commissioned by the London Legacy Development Corporation as part of its strategy to leave a cultural legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games and co-funded by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts programme, which uses public funding from the National Lottery to support projects that engage people in the arts.

Inspired by East London’s arts and crafts heritage ELMO brought residents together with the area’s best artists, designers and makers. A programme of free drop-in workshops in a mobile workshop/studio (fashioned from an ex-barbers bus) offered people the opportunity to learn practical skills and explore their imagination. The bus spent 2013/14 touring parks and other public locations in East London, with showcase events programmed by Hunt & Gather alongside the drop-in workshop programme.

Photo: Benedict Johnson