Anchor & Magnet is an artists project based in Brixton and started by artist/curator Barby Asante, artist/academic Katy Beinart and artist/creative producer Kate Theophilus in 2012.
Our name reflects a shared interest in place, identity, migration and belonging.
Brixton is a place with a long-established and still evolving tradition of attracting migrant and peripheral communities: it is a magnet. It is also a place where incoming communities and individuals have established an often powerful sense of rootedness in relation to their locality, and have evolved identities informed by their new home: it has been an anchor.
Our work is social and collaborative. We create spaces for dialogue, reflection and exchange and invite others to be part of the process.