10×10 Brixton – Steve’s Dashiki

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10×10 is a unique concept. It sees architects, designers and artists produce pieces of artwork inspired by the environment. Alongside this, they also provide a commentary and critique on the constantly changing landscape of London. The event annually brings together 100 participants to create 100 pieces of artwork, giving 100 different perspectives and creation of London.

Every year, 10×10 zooms in on a different part of the capital. And this year, to Steve’s delight, the chosen district was Brixton.

The area has always been close to his heart; it was here that he was born, not too far from Pope Lane.

Drawing on Brixton’s diverse culture, Steve chose to represent a dashiki – a traditional African garment – upon which he embroidered a mixture of both architecture and landmarks for which the area is renowned. The tube runs the length of the dashiki; a street follows the curve of the neckline; meanwhile, Brixton Academy has become sleeves. It is a piece of artwork rich in vibrancy and colour, just like the place it evokes.

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