Frieze Projects East is a series of new public art projects commissioned by the London 2012 Festival and CREATE. The series comprises six site-specific artists’ works specially commissioned for the Olympic Host Boroughs in East London: Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
The commissioned artists are Can Altay, Sarnath Banerjee, Ruth Ewan, Anthea Hamilton & Nicholas Byrne, Gary Webb and Klaus Weber. Curated by Sarah McCrory, the works will each engage local residents and visitors in different ways from a sculpture that is also a playground to a strip cartoon in local free newspapers. The projects also vary in scale from large spectacles to more intimate works. While the group of artists is international, each has a personal connection to East London.
All works are free to enter and are accompanied by a series of public talks and walks as well as workshops for local schools and families. Further details and downloads can be found on the Frieze Projects East website.
Commissioned by the London 2012 Festival and CREATE, Frieze Projects East is curated and produced by Frieze Foundation.