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33 – …somebody to dance with
Artist: Isaac Acheampong with Dance Tribe Hull
Hosted by: Places for People
Location: 148 Hawthorn Avenue, HU3 5PY
About the Design:
A bold, colourful and witty celebration of Amy Johnson’s love of dance, the design faithfully reproduces her handwriting from letters to her lover, Hans Arregger, stating how she wanted “…somebody to dance with”. The design references Henri Matisse (an artist who was a contemporary of Amy Johnson), and the dancing figures of artist Keith Haring. The design uses acrylic paints with a stencil/PPV (Paint Vinyl Peel) technique to faithfully reproduce Amy Johnson’s handwriting.
About the Creative Team:
Isaac Acheampong is a Ghanaian born and Hull-based artist who came to Hull to study Architecture. Isaac has developed a wide interest in the arts, including music, dance, photography and film.
Isaac worked with Dance Tribe Hull to come up with this design. Dance Tribe Hull meet at Lonsdale Community Centre (in the neighbourhood where Amy Johnson was born and lived), to explore dance through “freedom in motion”, and also engage collectively in a range of activities that promote connection and well-being.
About the Sponsor:
Keepmoat is a community regeneration and housing company, formed following a merger between Apollo and the Keepmoat Group in 2012.
This partnership has brought together some of the industry’s most successful organisations to form a new £1 billion company with the capabilities to deliver large scale community regeneration schemes.