Revoluton Associates

Aimi Rix Artist

The focus of my artistic practice is community outreach and transforming spaces to produce a quantifiable shift in the community’s experience. I enjoy connecting artists and organisations of all creative genres, seeking out collaborations, expanding my practice and understanding our community's needs and desires.

There is no shortage of wall space in the world. An exhibition can be anything or anywhere. My imagination gets carried away painting the town into a creative pathway.

Some well known pieces I have completed are:

  • The subways in Marsh Farm, in partnership with Futures Community Voice
  • The Bob Marley wall at Marsh House, in partnership with Revoluton Arts and Mark Tanti (aka Demografix)
  • The Retro Games area at The Mall, with Mark Tanti and Sharon Mitchell (aka Smitch)
  • The Artists Hand mural at The Mall Luton
  • The underpass at Whipsnade zoo with Mark Tanti.

I’m really excited to be working in Farley Hill in, having recently moved back to the area. It's a great opportunity to connect with local residents to deliver an art project and/or installation inspired by their own story. I'm also looking forward to collaborating with international and local artist, Dominic Allan, to deliver something exceptional. I can't wait to see how this unfolds.

Sonia Chowdhury

I would say I'm a jack of all trades, but there is always a creative edge to what I am involved in. My dream is to be a screenwriter for a hit Netflix series or Eastenders - there is no in between. At the moment, I currently work in business and marketing, whilst also trying to grow my presence on social media. I spend my free time volunteering as a radio presenter and making films with an indie film group, Hidden Tiger Films. We love to shine a light on topics that we believe are under-represented in the Film and TV industry. This ties into my project 'Made in Luton.'

'Made in Luton,' commissioned by Revoluton Arts, is a visual piece created by the people of Luton, about the people in Luton. This documentary will be created by Hidden Tiger Films in collaboration with young people from the Bury Park Community. For me, Bury Park is a significant location and community in Luton, as I grew up there. The community is often misunderstood as Luton faces negative portrayal in the media. The stories I want to show may not be strictly positive, but they will be very real. You may relate to some and think other stories are bizarre - but you will understand a little more about a person made in Luton.

Shemiza Rashid

I am a Luton based award-winning creative practitioner, producer, community broadcaster, audio artist, theatre maker and workshop facilitator. I've produced work with Applied Stories, Soho Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, The British Museum, Aminah Khayaam Dance, BLCF, The Culture Trust, Sophie Gresswell and more.

I am delighted to be a Revoluton Associate. It's a pleasure being commissioned in this new and exciting phase of the organisation. Revoluton Arts has supported the making of some of my most poignant work in Luton. For example, 'Bag Full of Brexit, 'Zoom Fatigue; Women's Space Invasive or Accessible' and 'A Date to Share.' I produced and directed the Arts Council fund digital theatre production 'The Mother Monologues: Resisting Austerity.' I am really excited to work on my next piece as a Revoluton Associate which is a digital audio project about the cost of living crisis. It will be presenting the lived experience of the community of Luton and its impact on the community.

Shabeena Parveen

I was thrilled to have my project selected by Revoluton Arts, prior to being an associate practitioner on the Heritage impact accelerator programme with the University of Bedfordshire. I am very excited to share my idea of creating a textiles Kashmiri arts piece which connects the second, third and fourth generations of the pupils of different communities attending Beech Hill Primary School, situated in Bury Park. Bury Park is home to people of different backgrounds but predominantly built up of residents of the south Asian background, particularly of Kashmiri heritage. For me, it is important to project an idea that is relatable and connects inter-generational families, encouraging them to open up a wider discussion on Kashmiri heritage, arts and culture. I look forward to not just engaging and educating the students on Kashmiri arts but also the teachers and local families associated with Bury Park and the primary school.

As a Revoluton Associate, I am making a great debut into the world of artistic practice by collaborating with the local community, creating textiles art influenced by Kashmiri arts and culture. I hope to expand my practice by connecting to many groups, artists and organisations to enlighten them with the knowledge and creativity of Kashmiri arts and culture.

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