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W+K London Relaunches Makers' Residency With Wilfrid Wood

Six London-based creators turn our window into a public art space.

+LDNOctober 16th 2018

October saw the reopening of the Makers' Residency at W+K London, a curated creative workspace in the agency's public-facing window in east London.

The annual program launched last year to encourage collaboration with local artists and provide work space for them to create and exhibit, as well as to celebrate and share their talent with the public.

From October 15 until November 23, the agency is collaborating with six London-based makers who will be using the Hanbury Street space to create, live in front of the public.

This year’s Makers' Residency is kicking off with sculpture artist Wilfrid Wood (known for his work on Spitting Image), who’ll be inviting members of the public for a live, 30-minute portrait sculpting.

From October 22, passersby will be able to watch multimedia designer Kelly Anna at work, while the following week will see floral design studio Worm create a Halloween-themed installation.

The fourth maker, taking up residency from November 5, is stop-motion animator Matthew Cooper, who will be followed by 3D chocolate printers, Candy Mechanics. Finally, from November 19, Cool Shit will be bringing their giant inflatable expertise to the space.

If you're in London, pop down to Hanbury St to see the makers at work, or follow along on W+K's Instagram channel.