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Brick Lane mural

Artist selected to deliver lasting tribute to Bangladeshi Independence on Brick Lane. 

The Council’s High Streets team have been working with the Arts, Parks and Events team to commission a new public artwork to help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence. We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mohammed Ali MBE to deliver a unique, public artwork installed on the wall of 14 Brick Lane next to Hopetown Street as part of the wider Brick Lane Regeneration scheme.

Three artists were invited submit a design concept to be developed into permanent street art at this iconic location, and we were keen for artists to utilise the area’s rich history and diverse communities as inspiration.  This is a great opportunity to celebrate and strengthen the distinctive character and identity of the borough, and further to a consultation period, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Mohammed Ali MBE.

Mohammed (pictured below) will soon be immersing himself in the local community in and around Brick Lane to draw out their stories and perspectives, which will inform his artwork.

 Mohammed Ali [2]

Mohammed Ali MBE, said:

‘I’m passionate about making street-art that speaks to local communities. The mural will provide an unexpected visual encounter with the people living in and around Brick Lane, celebrating the migrant story, the Bangladeshi community and this important anniversary.

“The working class, immigrant narrative is very personal to me and reflects my own heritage. I always aim for such voices to become embedded into the fabric of the city’

Local residents should watch this space to find out how to get involved and share their stories.

Full press release