The Windrush Commemoration Committee invites the general public to share their views on the four shortlisted artists’ proposals. You can find all the information on the government website HERE or you can continue to read the information that comes from the website below.
The Ministries of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are commissioning a permanent national Monument to the Windrush Generation at London Waterloo station to recognise how they have enriched our nation’s history. The Monument will be a permanent tribute to a generation of arrivals from the Caribbean to this country – from the arrival of MV Empire Windrush in 1948 and in the decades that followed. It is expected to be unveiled on Windrush Day 22 June 2022. The project is being led by the Windrush Commemoration Committee (WCC), chaired by Baroness Floella Benjamin DBE, with support from MHCLG. Read more about selecting an artist.
Four artists, all of Caribbean descent, have been shortlisted to design the Windrush Monument. Over the past couple of months, they have been developing their ideas and are now presenting their proposed designs for the Windrush Monument through four short films. The final artist design will be chosen in September by the Windrush Commemoration Committee and announced in October during Black History Month.
We want to hear your views on the four proposed designs. This will be used to help inform the Committee’s final decision in selecting the winning design. Watch the artists talk through their designs and find out what inspired them in the films below, then share your thoughts in our short questionnaire.
Artists Jeannette Ehlers, Valda Jackson, Thomas J Price, Basil Watson have unveiled their designs for the national Windrush Monument at London Waterloo station. We value your views on this significant and ambitious public artwork. Use the following link to access the questionnaire. Thank you for your contribution.
We are encouraging people, particularly from the British Caribbean community, to take part in the questionnaire. We have created a toolkit of resources which you can use to help your communities engage with the artist’s designs. This includes
Activity plan for children (MS Powerpoint Presentation, 15.8MB)
Activity plan for older children and adults (MS Powerpoint Presentation, 10.6MB)
Downloadable poster with QR code link to questionnaire (PDF, 1.47MB, 1 page)
On the evening of 20 July the Windrush Commemoration Committee came together to share how they are working to create a permanent tribute to the Windrush Generation at London Waterloo station. Watch to hear their reflections on this ambitious and significant project alongside guest speaker, renowned British Curator Mark Sealy MBE. Watch the video here.