Stanley’s Statues, the art exhibition, was a huge success!

Heritagof London Trust held an exhibition at Stanley Arts in Croydon over the last two weekends in August 2021, as a result of an LGBTQ+ youth engagement exercise with METRO Bridge.


It was a great success!





Heritage of London Trust’s Director, Dr Nicola Stacey, said, 

“This has been such an inspirational and thought-provoking project. And we hope it’s shown that offering London’s diverse communities their own platforms and their own voices in interpreting heritage and public space benefits everyone. It’s been unbelievably positive from beginning to end and we learnt so much on the way.”
Metro Bridge’s Frankie, who featured her work, said, 

“It’s so rare to be given space as LGBTQIA+ young creatives, and I think we all went away from this project feeling like our perspective and ideas were really valued. We loved making room for all our LGBTQIA+ heroes too, it made the building feel welcoming, safe and FOR US for a change!”

Dr Dan Winder from Stanley Arts said:

“The Stanley Statue project was a wonderful opportunity to engage young people in the future of this historic building; whilst also starting a dialogue about wider issues around representation and the purpose of figurative sculpture in the 21st century. Hopefully this was just the first part of a creative dialogue about who or what is depicted in the public realm, helping ensure that the face Stanley Arts presents to the world is truly representative of the city within which we live.”

More details about the programme here

METRO Bridge
Phone: 020 8305 5004
Meets every Tuesday, currently online.

Heritage of London Trust
Twitter: @HOLTofLondon
Instagram: @holtoflondon

Proud Places

Stanley Arts
12 South Norwood Hill
SE25 6AB


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