The Annual Art Commission will see a new major artwork created each year in collaboration with local people, businesses and organisations in west London, and will encourage broader exploration of the heritage of London’s largest and most vibrant industrial area, Park Royal.
The commission, now in its second year, is open to artists living and working both nationally and internationally. Artists are required to have an understanding the local context and to demonstrate how they will engage with local communities in the area during the realisation of the project.
The 2018 commission was awarded to visual artist and barber, Faisal Abdu’Allah, for “The Park Royals” a new piece of work which was created in collaboration with an inter-generational group of twenty-two workers from Park Royal, where Abdu’Allah was born and raised.
The outcome is a staged tableau featuring the group of workers printed across two large-scale photo-tapestries.