In October 2018, Tate Collectives curated and commissioned a series of murals across London celebrating the histories of 20 women in the areas which they worked. I was incredibly privileged to have been selected to paint Joyce Guy MBE, a Trinidadian community organiser on the front of Redbridge Library and Museum. Joyce created vital services for elderly African and Caribbean communities and did allot of community facing work in the library and Redbridge area. She also took groups of elders on regular trips away from the city preventing the isolation and inactivity that too often effects people in their old age.
It was a honour and a privilege to learn about Joyce through talking to her family and friends. I hope this mural encourages more people to celebrate every day heroes doing the unglamorous but essential work which makes our lives worth living.
You can read more about this project at https://www.london.gov.uk/about-us/mayor-london/behindeverygreatcity/visit-ldn-wmn-series-free-public-artworks-0