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Street Art Project At Make & The Craft Kitche...

Street Art Project At Make & The Craft Kitchen

This weekend, as part of the Democracy Street project run by Portsmouth artist, Jon Adams and with funding help from Fratton Big Local, My Dog Sighs and Joe Cavalla worked with a group of around thirty young people to create a collaborative mural on the side of Make & The Craft Kitchen in Cornwall Road, Fratton.

Democracy Street is a participative, national, digital and public arts project that will result in new, artistic maps of the UK based on user generated content. Data will be gathered through an app on mobiles, which will enable people to explore UK streets that share the same names as Parliamentarians from the past 800 years and the creation of these new, reimagined and artistic maps will be exhibited in November 2015 in Parliament.

Public engagement is at the heart of the project and Jon’s motivation arose from making art and art spaces interactive.

Kids gathered this weekend and were taught to use stencils and spray paints to produce drop shadow arrows as a background for My Dog’s amazing mural. The reflection that can be seen in the eye’s depicts the young people who took part.

My Dog Sighs was delighted to help host the event and to motivate the local community to get out and about and to decorate the city they live in.

Hesta Dalton and Nicola Bates from Make & The Craft Kitchen were thrilled to have the project on their doorstep, adding to their firmly set business ethic that everyone can be creative, a very empowering concept.

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Photographs by Chantelle Wyatt and Paul Stone.


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