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Estate Art

Boosting Wellness Through Art

Estate Art is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to boost the passion, positivity and potential of people of all ages by harnessing these qualities through creative community-led, art-based projects

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Introducing Estate Art

Estate Art is a new organisation on The Alton Estate created in April 2021 to involve residents of all ages in activities and events that fight loneliness, deter crime – especially violence against women – and boost mental health.

To counter these effects, Estate Art identifies projects, works them up into proposals for funding and presents them to Wandsworth and to the many organisations and companies who are keen to support the community but do not have a means of channelling that support. Our most recent project – The Pop-Up Panels of Art in Roehampton – won The Wandsworth Arts Fringe Audience Choice Award 2021.

Estate Art has been set up as a not-for-profit company to allow it to receive funding and distribute it to the artists, musicians and others involved. A very small percentage of the funding is used to finance the company’s running expenses such as insurance and accountancy. It has no salaried staff.

Estate Art is run on a voluntary basis by Lynne Capocciama – a long term resident well known on the Estate. Through her experience as a carer, she has experienced at first hand the destructive effects of isolation, failure to engage with the community and reluctance to become part of the social fabric of the Estate. As a result of her voluntary work, this year she has received a Community Champion Award and her name has been added to The Mayor of Wandsworth’s Roll of Honour.

We are very grateful to all our Sponsors and Supporters including Wandsworth Council, Roehampton Community Week, Roehampton Club, Waitrose and the Co-Op. Wherever possible, their support is recognised on panels at our projects.

Projects

Our first major project was the Pop-Up Panel of Art Exhibition on a hoarding erected by Wandsworth on the side of a largely disused residential and retail building in Danebury Avenue. Seven local schools and fourteen local artists created artwork on metal panels that Estate Art prepared and helped to install. The project was supported by Wandsworth Council, Roehampton Community Week, Waitrose, the Co-Op and Marks & Spencer.

In November 2021 we mounted an exhibition in three local pubs* of paintings in support of White Ribbon Day. The paintings are designed to celebrate women and raise awareness of the campaign to reduce violence against women. The project has been funded by The Wandsworth Grant Fund.

*The Kings Head, The Angel and The Green Man

Witley Point Activity Wall

Also in November, we are repainting the flaking Activity Wall at Witley Point on the Alton Estate with the generous support of Roehampton Club. One side of the wall has already been repainted.

Christmas Tree Project

In December we will return to Danebury Avenue with seven large panels on which the shape of Christmas Trees and stars have been decorated by the staff and children of eight local schools. The panels will be on show for a month spanning the Christmas period.

Our Supporters 

Estate Art is grateful for the funding and support we have received from:

The London Borough of Wandsworth

Roehampton Community Week

Roehampton Club

Waitrose and Partners

The Co-op

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Roehampton Partnership

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