A HERITAGE project celebrating Acton, from modern works to some of the earliest images of the area, has gone on show to the public.
The South Acton Heritage exhibition opened yesterday (Thursday) and continues until November 9.
The exhibition of photographs, paintings, films, history and stories is being held at the W3 gallery in the High Street.
Project manager Rachel Pepper said: “This exhibition brings together a year long project that has involved over 100 local people actively involved in oral history, photography, film and editing training.
“Hundreds more got involved in creative workshops, at events, talks and on history walks. This exhibition will include the screening of the heritage documentary, original artwork, as well as historical artefacts.”
The exhibition includes a recently donated print by famous Royal Academician and Acton artist Patrick Caulfield who died in 2005. His work is highly sought after and some is held in the private collections of Charles Saatchi and David Bowie. The print was donated to the W3 gallery by an anonymous donor and Acton resident.
The exhibition also includes the work of Stik. His work in progress Big Mama reflects the 42 metre piece he is currently painting in South Acton at an as yet undisclosed location. It will be the largest piece of street art in London. The biggest in the country is in Bristol, also created by Stik. The artist of international standing will be running workshops with South Acton young people.
The exhibition includes photographs, case histories of Acton residents, film screenings, original art and a host of material from the council, London Transport Museum and Acton History Group archives.
Visitors will have the opportunity to provide feedback on plans for a heritage seating area which will form a permanent legacy in South Acton.