Kingsnympton Estate, Kingston

mos-kingsmall by . Headed by Howard Grange the project lasted just three weeks in the Summer break. The brief was to brighten up a heavily graffiti’d storage area right in the middle of the estate and revitalise a toddlers playground that was also suffering heavily from graffiti.

SWC mosaic artist and decorator Jackie Mcintosh took on the playground and enlisted the help of many of the local lads from the estate who worked into the night to scrape the mess away and repaint the whole area. Howard quickly got the local children involved in the planning of the mosaics with some key help from the local adult residents.

The children took on the role of designers with help from Howard, Jackie and Lucy Steggals (SWC). We decided to make seven big mosaics each detailing a part of the childrens lives be it the food they eat, the games they play or the dreams they have when they are asleep.

It was a tall order in the time we had but we did it and hundred’s of residents took part. We had the help also of SWC volunteers Maria Morales and Nicky Benge who both proved invaluable.

Both Howard and Jackie would like to take the chance here to say thankyou to everyone who took part and especially to the residents of the Estate who made us feel so welcome and organised a great opening celebration party on the last day!

Before After
Graffiteed every week A beautiful, fun mosaic and some of the designers
Before After
In serious need of a paint job Jackie with the finished doors
Photographs from the project
Work starts on the playground Jackie sanding down the roof
Playground finished Playground finished
First workshops Another workshop
Some of the team The opening ceremony
The finished mosaic
Opening ceremony talent show Kingsnympton Estate at night
Fruit Cricket
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