Pub­lic art lights up streets

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

Art de­signed to brighten up city streets has been com­mis­sioned in Peter­bor­ough.

Two vi­brant and unique art works have been in­stalled over the last week in North Bret­ton and Mill­field. The new art works are the cul­mi­na­tion of two lo­cal com­mu­nity projects funded by arts or­gan­i­sa­tion Peter­bor­ough Presents, and were painted in col­lab­o­ra­tion with lo­cal res­i­dents.

In North Bret­ton the com­mu­nity worked with artist Katy Hawkins and took part in a se­ries of cre­ative walks and work­shops led by guest artists from across Europe.

Fol­low­ing these work­shops, Katy launched a com­pe­ti­tion for res­i­dents to vote for their favourite de­signs to be trans­formed into real art.

The win­ning de­sign was cre­ated by Year 6 Eyre­scroft stu­dent, Harley, who spent a week­end along­side Katy, in­ter­na­tional artist Is­abella Martin, and a group of vol­un­teers to paint the de­sign on the old pad­dling pool site near Lan­g­ley.

In ad­di­tion to the new mu­ral, res­i­dents are also cre­at­ing new bird boxes and a com­mu­nity gar­den which are be­ing in­stalled in North Bret­ton through­out Au­gust.

In Mill­field, Pa­per Rhino held a se­ries of com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tions with res­i­dents and com­mu­nity cen­tres to un­cover lo­cal he­roes and sto­ries of the area. They then in­ter­preted these con­ver­sa­tions to be­come sil­hou­ettes and phrases cel­e­brated in the art work.

The site for the mu­ral is along St Martin’s Street.

The art in Lin­coln Road

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