Lewisham Shopping Centre, South Mall (Next to H&M, opposite We Are Lewisham unit)
About the Legend:
Ono was nominated for her trailblazing work in making the creative arts more inclusive for other people with learning disabilities. She is on the board at The Albany, is the longest-standing member of the team at Heart N Soul – a creative arts charity – where she’s worked for over ten years and has her own show on Soho Radio to help inspire women.
“Ono and I wanted to celebrate everything Heart N Soul stands for, in the mural – independence, freedom, pride, talent and empowerment. The eyes symbolise the power and importance of visibility for people with learning disabilities within the arts, and the main figure is inspired by Ono herself who is sporting the Lewisham crown.
I hope this mural honours Ono’s unwavering passion and advocacy for her work, as well as representing fundamental ideas which are unapologetic in their stance, in a bright, bold and celebratory way.” – Molly Hankinson
About the artist:
Molly Hankinson is a visual artist, illustrator and muralist from Lewisham, currently working between London and Glasgow. Molly looks at the honest and unapologetic representation of people and communities through an intersectional feminist lens, with unparalleled and celebratory reclamation and ownership of space evident in her work. Incorporating the aesthetics of bright and considered colour placement with use of continuous line, Molly creates ‘bold and subtly detailed, inclusive celebrations of feminine vitality’.
Lewisham has a proud history of standing up for equality. In January, we asked you to nominate your Lewisham Legends – the people in our community now whose incredible contributions to the borough you wanted to see celebrated through giant public artworks.More info