…somebody to dance with…

…somebody to dance with…

Artist – Isaac Acheampong and Dance Tribe Hull

Sponsored by: Keepmoat


Design Descripton

A bold, colourful and witty celebration of Amy Johnson’s love of Dance. The design faithfully reproduces a word of 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.

Isaac proposes to work with Dance Tribe Hull. 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.

Artist Statement

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. He has exhibited widely, including permanent works at Wilberforce House Museum and a group show at Tate Modern, as well as having extensive experience working with schools and communities.