Matthew Krishanu

Mile End Ancestors

Mile End Ancestors was an exhibition of art works that celebrated or commemorated an ancestor, created by members of local community groups and professional artists. All of the contributing artists either lived in or were born in Mile End, or had a strong connection to the area. Their ancestors originated from around the world, including Somalia, Armenia and Guyana.

Mile End Ancestors was the first of four annual visual arts heritage projects initiated by English Heritage Outreach, celebrating the Cultural Olympiad and the communities that live in East London.