Between 2014 and 2015 MoDA commissioned five creative practitioners to look at both the museum’s collections and at the area around North Finchley.
The aim was to see how those two things might come together in the creation of new creative work. The five practitioners – Katie Horwich, Jo Angell, Yemi Awosile, Leigh Cameron, and Aviva Leeman – were all mid-career professionals, working in a range of media.
The project was a collaboration with North Finchley Town Team, aimed at regenerating part of North Finchley High Street.
It was part of a larger regeneration project supported by the Mayor’s Outer London Fund. Part of this funding was used for the redevelopment of three neglected shops in the Grand Arcade.
The result was the Hasler Gallery, a space that showcased the work of artists inspired by MoDA’s collections between the end of 2014 and early 2015.
The name was chosen in honour of MoDA’s Charles Hasler Collection.
Read more about the project in the Hasler Gallery book.
Find out about how Yemi's work was inspired by MoDA's Charles Hasler collection
How did Jo Angell use MoDA's collections for inspiration?
How did MoDA's collections inspire designer/maker Leigh Cameron?
How can a museum without a public venue showcase collections, and work inspired by those collections?
Find out how Aviva Leeman was inspired by MoDA at the Hasler Gallery
Artist Katie Horwich on finding elements of the exotic in suburban North Finchley