Any projects, events, or collabs coming up in 2019 that you’d like to share?
We will be doing a collaborative project with the local community in resistance to the redevelopment of the old tidemill wildlife garden and school. We lived in this community creative hub for 6 years and grew our business there. Without it we wouldn’t be here. The council have torn down the trees and are paying millions for a security company to secure it so the locals don’t re-occupy until they begin the building work. There is a beautiful resistance happening in the area to counteract the huge negative energy shift caused by Lewisham council and the overall unstoppable gentrification that is hitting Deptford. We are working on a photo series which will be exhibited in a local gallery space and online.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Tuttii : a clown hair sculptor
Toni : a filmmaker, story teller, writer, painter, costume maker, inventor, dream weaver all in one.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? What is the worst?
Toni : My art teacher said “You are multitalented, never let anyone tell you it is a downfall. Don’t let go of this. You can be everything.”
Where is your favourite place on this planet?
The old tidemill school, our previous home and land of dreams. This was our favourite place on Earth, our clown home that inspired us and made us happy. Every single day we woke up with a smile on our faces because we had the freedom to create an immersive psychedelic cave of magic. We experienced true freedom and happiness there. It was a special place that sadly we lost.
Tell us something about your personal life past or present that will blow our minds?
Toni : Every morning I pick Tuttii’s golden bogey to add to my collection. Sometimes I eat them too.