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7th Time Around – Azraq Camp

We are returning to the Camp with lots of new ideas during the last two weeks of May. So we are hosting an experience sharing fundraiser on the 28th of February at the Hill Station from 7 pm onwards. We will hear from the people who came with us in other visits as well talking …

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Deptford Pearls has come of age!

Artmongers has an exhibition in the gallery/cafe space Deptford Does Art in April 2019, and we are asking artists, illustrators and photographers who like our work, to submit an image of ‘His ‘n’ Hers’ for the exhibition. All the images submitted will be exhibited at the show (unless they are offensive). In addition, we will …

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This is an artwork that has been around for a while. The Brockley Key goes back to 2006. Then came the stickers that wound up almost anywhere, and most recently two new Keys appeared in San Isidro, Patricio’s hometown. The location was an abandoned port on the River Plate, where boats would dock to unload …

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Why Do You Cross The Bridge Today?

Edging towards the end of 2018, we visited Huacalera in the most northern province of Argentina, Jujuy (bordering Bolivia). We came to convince local authorities to support our project, transforming the 33-year-old bridge into a participatory artwork. As per usual, instead of agonizing over details, after less than one day in the town we decided …

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Artmongering in Azraq Camp – visit 6

In 2014, Artmongers first asked their local community in London to support their intention to work in Azraq Camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, using all the skills and processes developed through the last 15 years of making participatory art in adversity. Together with local community charity Bold Vision, some crowdfunding, and a lot of …

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Round About Now

Unity, Harmony and Togetherness are ideas that can seem far from our lives, especially when we are running to catch a train. Although we might find it natural to look after ourselves and our families, if we look beyond this and remember that we are one human race, a magnificently diverse species united by the …

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El Pasaje de las Alfombras

This mural is the result of an intense creative participatory process designed to combat prejudices and taboos around mental health, bridging the gap between the oldest mental health institution in Spain, Parc Sanitari in San Boi, Catalunya, and the town itself. The mural was funded by Erasmus Plus, a European Union Exchange Program and it …

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The Joy of Relativity

  We ventured to Gambia for a week to paint an artwork in a Nursery School in a rural area just outside Banjul. We ended up not only painting the whole school, but also finding a concept and a new name for it – the Sky School. The idea emerged after we took down some …

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Making the Impossibility

It is our 5th visit to Azraq camp; we seem to have gotten better at some things, while still being challenged by new conditions and potential problems. Next to where we are staying there is an airbase that seems to have a lot more activity these days. Apart from that, life in the camp hasn’t …

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A Work of Love in Barcelona

Over two and a half years ago, we went past this amazing wall in the medieval part of Barcelona (about 40 meters from Santa Maria del Mar) and fell completely in love with it. It has the most incredible potential, and had been begging for attention until we found it. To cut a long story …