Depictions of Hounslow

Join artist Martin Newth in creating a new film project exploring Hounslow’s depiction throughout history.

Following the pandemic, it is predicted that cities will significantly transform, impacted by shifts in where people live and work to how people travel and meet.

Alongside local issues, such as the potential expansion of Heathrow (Hounslow’s largest employer), these developments mean it is a perfect moment to focus on how the Borough is seen, how it sees itself and how it is depicted.

Everyone with an interest in Hounslow’s identity, geography, culture and history is invited to work with Martin to create a short 1-2minute film – you can use a phone, tablet or camera and you don’t need any prior experience, just an interest in Hounslow.

Together we will explore Hounslow, uncovering secret parts of the borough and bringing them to life through moving image.

The conclusion of the project will be a series of screenings of Martin’s film essay and the short films, alongside talks from contributors, at Hounslow’s Libraries.

If you would like to take part by making your own short film, please register to attend a free, hour-long, online workshop (either 10 or 24 November, 6pm) to find out more:

Once you have registered, you will receive the event login via email.

For more information please contact Daisy McMullan, Visual Arts Producer at

About Martin Newth

Martin Newth is an artist and Programme Director of Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London. A resident of Ealing, west London, he has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad. As well as his educational leadership he is a founding member of the pan-European network Parallax and has curated numerous shows and artist’s projects. Martin’s multi-media practice includes photography, video and installation where the process by which the work is made is often integral part to the way the work might engage viewers.