Create Enfield

About Create Enfield

Create Enfield logoCreate Enfield is a programme showcasing Enfield’s vibrant creative communities, artworks, and activities. Create Enfield also promotes Enfield as a place filled with rich, creative opportunities for all to enjoy and experience.

The Create Enfield programme includes:

To add to this, a dedicated webspace which spotlights our public art and our fabulous creative talents and a Create Enfield pop-up shop within the new Dugdale Arts Centre will be coming soon.

Our criteria

Create Enfield is interested in commissioning and supporting projects that meet the following criteria:

A Selection of Current Public Art Projects

The Hug: Dugdale Arts Centre Mural

The Hug, created by Edmonton-based artist and graphic designer Kareen Cox, creates a joyful scene of hope, love, and solidarity, wrapped around the exterior of the Dugdale Arts Centre in Enfield Town, during its closure for refurbishment. The Hug features Enfield’s treasured landmarks including Forty Hall and celebrates the wealth of green and blue spaces in the borough.

The Hug was commissioned and funded by London Borough of Enfield.

Words Not Walls: Various Locations

Led by DYSPLA, Words Not Walls is a public art exhibition celebrating the power of poetry and connecting communities through generating creativity in places and people who do not regularly engage with art and culture. The poetry on display is created by children from Honiland Primary School and is exhibited in Albany Park, Turkey Street Station and Honiland Primary School. Words not Walls commissioned local artist Shey Press to design the typography and artwork. The project was supported by Arts Council England.

DYSPLA is a neurodivergent-led, award-winning arts studio producing and developing the work of neurodivergent storymakers.

Pymmes Park Community Centre

The mural on Pymmes Park Community Centre is a truly collaborative piece which has transformed a neglected building into a cultural landmark. Created by artists Liv Wright, Amy Dolan and Al Leys, the design of the mural was generated through workshops with local people. It reflects different themes based on the community and the history of the building itself. These include the geometric design on the front of the building, inspired by camouflaged warships and referencing the building’s history as a civilian defence centre in WW2. On the back of the building a design represents the urban nature and natural environment surrounding the building.

Funds for this project were crowd-funded through Space Hive, with additional support from London Borough of Enfield, Mayor of London, the ‘My Borough of Culture Programme and Brewers Decorator Centres.

Fore Street

Charlie’ is the first in a series of murals being delivered in the Fore Street and Angel Edmonton area. Created by artist Agwa, Charlie is exhibited in College Gardens and depicts Leeds Market stallholder Charlie, who has been selling fruit and veg at the market for 80 years. The mural is also inspired by Enfield poet Keith Mowatt’s poem ‘Charlie’s Stall.’

‘Charlie’ and other murals planned for Fore Street and Angel Edmonton are supported by the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund as part of a wider transformation of the area.

Contact

For further information, please email Clare Moloney, Create Enfield Manager, clare.moloney@enfield.gov.uk.