New Year, New Projects

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 space.

Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
26-jane
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley