Street artist Slinkachu has been commissioned by British teleco O2 to create original artworks to support the 20 Years of War Child exhibition at the British Music Experience (London). Three installations, “Hide and Seek”, “Hop Skip and Jump”, and “Play Fighting”, have been created in outdoor playgrounds around London, introducing the themes of War Child with through juxtaposition of children with war-torn scenes.
Slinkachu, commenting on the newly commissioned pieces, says: “I was more than happy when O2 approached me to create some pieces for the War Child 20 year exhibition. I’ve been keen to do something dealing with the impact that war has on the often voiceless victims of conflict – children. My work features the unheard, the unseen, forgotten and the often ignored people in today’s world so this project was an obvious collaboration to get involved with.”
The new works feature as part of a six-week long exhibition, hosted at the British Music Experience, chronicling the charity’s history and its unique relationship with music, popular culture and THE BRITs. The 20 Years of War Child exhibition, supported by O2, will feature dozens of unseen photographs by iconic photographers, such as Mary McCartney, offering unique glimpses of globally renowned artists and capturing the natural bond that results when music and a mission connect. Original album artwork will be displayed alongside video footage of the marathon recording session for the BRIT award-winning album ‘Help.’ The exhibition will also highlight support work with the children of war torn regions, made possible by these relationships.