Have you been lamenting the blinding sheen of Jack from Love Island’s gnashers from a summer long gone? If so, Wilfrid Wood might be able to help. As part of the relaunch of Wieden+Kennedy London’s Makers Residency, they’ve invited six London-based makers to create work, kicking off with Spitting Image’s Wilfrid Wood.
The Makers Residency is a curated workspace that takes place in the agency’s public-facing window in east London, and the public will be able to watch work being created in real-time. Wilfrid will be inviting members of the public for a live, 30-minute portrait sculpting, and from October 22, passers-by will be able to watch London-based multimedia designer Kelly Anna at work; the following week will see floral design studio Worm create a Halloween-themed installation. Next month will see stop-motion animator Matthew Cooper, who will be followed by 3D chocolate printers, Candy Mechanics. Then, from November 19, Cool Shit will be bringing their giant inflatable expertise to the space.
Tony Davidson, Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy London, says: “Having a connection to the local community has always been an integral part of the agency. Makers’ Residency offers talent an opportunity to showcase their work and allows W+K London to champion and celebrate talented makers from a variety of creative backgrounds”.
The residency begins this week and will run until the end of November – check out their website for updates!