The Foundation’s partnership with the National Portrait Gallery to deliver a new creative youth engagement programme – Making of Me – has begun!
Lead by our dedicated Project Manager Scarlett Crawford, the Making of Me project will consist of workshops and masterclasses delivered by Scarlett and three London based artists.
30 young people will combine photography and portraiture, and explore themes of self-identity, representation, place and community to produce a final piece of artwork.
Meet the Artists
Scarlett Crawford, (She/Her b.1982, UK)
Scarlett Crawford is a multi-disciplinary creative who thrives on the intersection of art, culture, and community. Crawford prioritizes ideas over mediums, allowing her to explore various disciplines including pedagogy, photography, mark-making, sound, sculpture, and writing. Scarlett’s practice is built on a foundation of inclusivity and she uses her creativity to work towards a more equitable future.
As the first Artist in Residence for the UK Houses of Parliament, Scarlett has demonstrated her ability to bring creative ideas to life in ways that are both impactful and accessible. She has worked on a variety of high-profile projects, building relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders to achieve results that are both innovative and measurable. In her approach to creativity, Scarlett prioritizes collaboration, critical thinking and community.
@scarlettc_uk | www.scarlettcrawford.com
An artist, born and raised in London. Bellantoni mines everyday occurrences and abstracts them. Investigating through the lens of metaphysics, comparative theology, philosophy, religion, spirituality and the aesthetics of them she looks to find pathways to collective, multi-level sanative moments.Recent works have works have been shown in Brent Biennale, London (2022), Tate Britain (2023), Le Magasin CNAC, Grenoble (2023), LIVE Frieze, London (2021), Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Switzerland (2021), PUBLICs, Helsinki, Stroom The Hague (2019).
@rebecca.bellantoni | www.rebeccabellantoni.com
An Eritrean-British photographer and creative director. Her work explores how visual stories can highlight our shared humanity. She is passionate about restoring identity and celebrating people from underrepresented communities.
She is the founder of Gold & Ashes, a visual series on the stories of, and by, the Grenfell community. After personally losing her sister and niece in the tragedy, she photographed 56 survivors, bereaved family members and local community for a published photo book and documented these community stories to reclaim the narrative through photo stories, a film and multiple exhibitions. Donating all proceeds from the series to wellbeing charities and serving the local area.
She is a TedxLondon speaker, producer and has also created visual stories for various brands – producing portrait and commercial photography for Adidas, Nike Jordan, Ganni, Crisis, and Soho House. As well as being the commissioned portrait photographer for the award winning BET original series ‘The Evolution of Black British music’ and most recently has exhibited portraits at the Barbican celebrating Black British creatives.
@feruza.co.uk | www.feruza.co.uk
An interdisciplinary media artist conceptional occupying the spaces between visual arts, sound and performance media. The core of his work is asking questions of his spatial reality, which encompasses not only the built environment but also the multi-sensory environment. Daniel’s practice is idea first, medium second, which allows him to create in a style that he describes as explorative participation design: a method of research and speculation to build inclusive futures. His approach to creativity has led him in recent years to explore the politics of sound archives, the power of imagery and spatial justice. Producing cross-disciplined art, editorials and commissions for the likes of the V&A Museum, UCL Bartlett, The London College of Fashion, Warp Records, The Design Museum and Publicis London.
He/Him | @danieloduntan | firstname.lastname@example.org