God Loves Peckham was a weekend of the church [All Saints Peckham] outside the building. It was based over two estates, the Atwell and the Pelican. I was based with my team on the Pelican estate. I was asked to take charge of the coming to be of a mural for the wall of a small community hall at the bottom of Crane house, largest building on the estate…it’s the tower block that can be seen from a distance. The wall already had an old mural on it…of snow scenes painted by children. Most of the children involved in creating the original painting are currently sitting GCSE’s and A Level’s.
The design was inspired by the estate itself, each house on the Pelican estate is named after a bird. Every bird on the mural is one of the houses on the estate and all are included. The mural was painted by my wonderful team and kids off the estate over the weekend in between sun and showers, but always smiling. We even had one of the snow mural ‘kids’ helping with the new mural.
The mural isn’t completely finished as some colours needed second coats and slight amending at the edges, as no one was too small to help. It also needs to be weather proofed and attached to the wall as the mural is painted over 5 borads. More images will come as I get the time to fit in the extra work. Especially when it’s proudly attached to the wall!