Jorell Bonnick: Brent Biennial Billboard Commission

ActionSpace artist Jorell Bonnick is awarded the ‘In The House of My Love’ billboard commission for Brent Biennial


8-11 July: 167 Clapham High Street/Gauden Road, SW4 7XA

11-17 July: 125 Clapham High Street, SW4 7SS

18-24 July: 14 Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden Green, NW10 2ET

27 July- 6 August: Walm Lane/26 St Pauls Ave, Willesden Green, NW2 4QU


Jorell Bonnick has been selected alongside four other Brent based artists to create a new public artwork for Brent Biennial’s In the House of my Love billboard commission. Jorrel’s abstract drawings will be installed on high-street billboards in Brent, the home of Metroland Cultures, and in Clapham, the home of Studio Voltaire, who is a partner on this commission. The artwork is titled ‘I close my eyes and dream away’.

Photo of ActionSpace artist Jorell Bonnick standing between two of his drawings that are fixed to the wall behind him.

Jorell has been an ActionSpace artist for 5 years. The ActionSpace studio at Acava in Barham Park cultivates the talents of and forms a creative home for a community of young Brent based learning disabled artists. Jorell sustained his practice through lockdown at home, spending hours creating mark compositions on a small scale and continues to develop his work at the studio. This opportunity will see Jorrell’s work take prominent space in his local area and create a sense of place on the walls of the street.

The artworks selected reflect the Brent Biennial theme, ‘In the House of my Love’, which pays homage to the various histories and legacies of migration in Brent and considers the ways in which individuals and communities propose various strategies for homemaking within the context of hostile environments.

Find out more


Read about the commission on BUILDHOLLYWOOD’s website


Made possible with the support of Studio Voltaire and Jack Arts, part of the BUILDHOLLYWOOD family

Photo: courtesy of Metroland Cultures, Jack Arts and Studio Voltaire


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