As part of Rosetta Art Centre’s exhibition with KPMG Seeing Matters, I was asked to develop a new commissioned artwork especially for the show. The resulting piece is called Out on the tiles in Newham and has allowed me to develop my practice in a new direction, using photo transfers on tiles and constructing an installation piece from them.

White ceramic tiles are standard issue for council house builds; here they have been used as a canvas to tell a story that describes the London Borough of Newham. The borough has many different spoken languages as well as having the most children living in it. It is home to West Ham Football Club and the club’s colours have been used to ornate effect describing patterned material that can be bought in the markets. The precarious balance reflects the nature of an eclectic cultural mix that lives and grows together.