At 26, we love a good project. A
chance to flex those creative muscles. But what have we got in store so far for
2019? Here’s a quick taster of what’s to come.
26 Flash Projects
This year we’re going to try something
new – a series of fast-turnaround projects that involve lots of 26 members (possibly
everyone) over 12 or more months.
The idea is to create monthly
quick-fire projects that take place over a two-week timescale, from brief to
publishing online or on social media.
We’ll have a core team leading the project, including Ed Prichard and Becca
Magnus, but there’s scope for loads of involvement from other members in writing
and editing roles.
Interested? We’re hoping to kick
things off in the next month or so – stay tuned.
26 Prints – in reverse
Back in 2017, we were lucky enough to
collaborate with Eames Fine Art for 26 Prints. The premise was simple and brilliant – 26 writers were
each randomly assigned a print (courtesy of Eames) which we used as inspiration
for a sestude. Each writer even had the privilege of taking their print pairing
home for a few weeks (which, for me, meant a surreal journey home on the
Jubilee line with a Rembrandt etching). It all culminated in an exhibition of
the paired prints and sestudes.
Now, Eames have approached us with
another project idea – 26 Prints, but in reverse. This time, 26 writers will
create a piece of writing for 26 artists to respond to. More will be revealed
soon by project leader Martin Lee.
Fine Cell Work
We’ve been in conversation with Fine Cell Work – a charity which makes beautiful handmade products in
British prisons, and gives prisoners new skills, confidence and hope to help
them lead independent, crime-free lives. It’s still early days, so watch this