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!
|Graffiteed every week||A beautiful, fun mosaic and some of the designers|
|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|