Addo were engaged by Maindee Unlimited to curate and manage the appointment of a Creative Practitioner to work on a project within Maindee Library, a volunteer-run community space on the eastern side of Newport city centre. Following an open selection process, George Lovesmith (an architect, artist & educator who works under the banner Integrated Workshop) & Sarah Hollingworth (a director of the acclaimed Architecture 00) were appointed. George & Sarah worked with the Maindee Library Working Group and other key stakeholders to identify, prioritise and develop creative solutions towards the renovation and improvement of the library building as a flexible and creative space for community use. The commission formed part of Finding Maindee – a three-year project supported by the Arts Council of Wales’ Ideas: People: Places strategic programme, which aimed to test new models of regeneration and collaboration through the arts.
February – May 2017
Maindee, Newport, South Wales
Finding Maindee was led by Maindee Unlimited and supported by the following project partners: Maindee Festival Association, Maindee Action Group, Charter Housing, Maindee Parish Council, South East Wales Regional Equality Council, Cynefin Maindee, Newport Communities First Central Cluster, Newport Live Arts Development, Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations, Community House Eton Road, CREW Centre Regeneration Wales.
The project is funded by the Arts Council of Wales, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Garfield Weston Charitable Trust, the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme through Newport City Council and others.