It has always been KHT’s intention to make the hoardings colourful and interesting to look at, rather than having an unsightly barrier around the site. To achieve this aim, we have been working with Urban Eye; an art and design group, local primary schools and the Venture Centre to create the artwork that will be erected on the community section of the hoarding.
The hoardings around Athlone Gardens and next to the Venture Centre car park have been given over to the community and will feature artwork by children from local primary schools and the Venture Centre.
Ayse Kardes of Urban Eye comments; “It is always a pleasure working with children and everyone involved contributed greatly with their energy and creative ideas. I look forward to seeing the completed prints and hope that they will become a much-loved feature of the local community.”
Around 135 children from St Thomas Primary, Bevington Primary and the Venture Centre took part. Their designs are currently being prepared by Urban Eye and will be installed in the coming weeks. Look out for the new community hoardings towards the end of April.
Urban Eye is an art and design charity which plans and carries out environmental improvements in London to transform neglected spaces and improve public safety. Partnership projects are run with schools, youth groups, resident associations and statutory bodies which aim to raise the sense of ownership and pride in the local environment. Projects seek to express the positive identity of an area and provide a lasting legacy
for residents and visitors to enjoy.
Local projects carried out by Urban Eye include Ladbroke Grove and Portobello Bridges, the Golborne Mosaic, Acklam Footbridge and Wornington Green Mosaics.
For further information, visit www.urbaneye.org.uk