Wandered down Electric Avenue after hours recently? Noticed anything different?!
After overcoming multitudinous obstacles, the Electric Patterns Project (produced by The Brixton Project, funded by Lambeth Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund) is going live and brightening up a street near you with bold, colourful abstractions of Brixton’s essential spirit. So take a twilight stroll and keep your eyes peeled to spot every design. To find out more about the project please see here.
In each article of this series we will be highlighting these innovative heritage- inspired designs and letting you know where you can see them for yourself. To find out more about this local creative opportunity, the artists selected and what inspired their designs continue reading.
Location: 28 Electric Avenue, SW9 8JA
Artist: Sarah Henderson
Circuits is a design that draws inspiration from Electric Avenue’s history as the first market street to be lit by electric lights in the 1880’s. The bright and contrasting colours bring a sense of electric illumination.
The abstract pattern is created using stylised icons inspired by electricity diagrams from that period. These icons represent the wide variety of elements that connect together to create a dynamic system. This for Sarah represents the beating heart of Brixton and how the diversity of cultures, tastes and lifestyles entwine with each other, to create a live and electrifying place at the core of Brixton’s personality.
Sarah is a creative who lives and works in Brixton. She is one half of the duo Rocketship providing strategy, brand and digital services for local Brixton businesses and further afield. She uses her creativity to fulfil their mission that good design should be available to everybody. She is an active member of the Brixton community and loves using her creativity to benefit the place she has called home for the past 22 years.