Dorothy’s yel­low brick road con­nect­ing What­ley

Guardian Express - - STREET WATCH -

Lo­cal artist Ill Withers has been work­ing with the Vin­tage Em­po­rium in May­lands to cre­ate a Wiz­ard of Oz style yel­low brick road de­signed to con­nect the re­tail strips along What­ley Cres­cent.

The yel­low brick de­sign of this pave­ment art­work also fea­tures the tra­di­tional street game of hop­scotch. The game and the art­work add points of in­ter­est and en­cour­age shop­pers to ex­plore What­ley Cres­cent’s re­tail area to dis­cover all that it has to of­fer.

The cre­ative idea for the art­work was put for­ward by the Vin­tage Em­po­rium fol­low­ing a call put out by the City of Bayswa­ter for com­mu­nity-led place ac­ti­va­tion projects.

The art­work has now been com­pleted, so next time you’re in May­lands, be like Dorothy and just fol­low the yel­low brick road – and maybe re­dis­cover your in­ner child and play a lit­tle hop­scotch.

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