Pick your Pattern 2018



Pick Your Pattern 2018 sees Walthamstow based organisation ‘Works by Madge Gill’ working in partnership with ‘Wood Street Walls’ to create a commemorative mural on Walthamstow High Street, the street she was born in and spent her formative years.

The mural designs will be inspired by her artwork, and will be unveiled at this years Walthamstow Garden Party. It will be a fantastic moment for the community to vote on their favourite design of a local female hero to be featured on the High Street, on the wall of BAD Warehouse, 121 High Street, opposite her place of birth and recently unveiled blue plaque.

Raised at 71 High Street in Walthamstow, Madge Gill was a self-taught, visionary artist who created meticulous artworks during her lifetime, many of which reflected her obsession with spiritualism. Her inspired works were often monumental, either in sheer scale or in number. For an untutored artist she skillfully explored different techniques and formats: paints, inks, textiles. Although relatively unknown at the time she is now considered a prolific and powerful artist.

The mural is part of a year long project organised by Works by Madge Gill celebrating the artists life and work. The project officially began earlier this year with a Blue Plaque being installed on the flat she was born in at 71 High St, Walthamstow. Over the next year a series of events and workshops will culminate in a retrospective exhibition of her rarely seen artworks.

Visit www.pickyourpattern.co.uk or look for the Wood Street Walls team on their mobile voting booth to vote in person - #VoteForMadge.