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Outside mural at Hempstead Youth Centre, Medway

The team have just finished working with the local kids to create this stunning outside mural at Hempstead Youth Centre, Medway. The mural features the club name and some of of the activities that are on offer like music, camping, health and beauty etc. We had some students down to film the whole process so watch out for the video soon!

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New mural at King Georges Playing field, Croydon

We have just finished creating another great mural on the other side of the wall at King Georges Playing Field, Selhurst, Croydon. We worked with about 15 local kids aged 8- 18yrs to create a fun mural based on local wildlife and sports. Enjoy!

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Summerversity in Islington

Last week Positive Arts took part in Islington Council’s ‘Heatwave 2013’ summer programme, called ‘Summerversity’ which offered young people a wide range of free creative activities indoors and out.

Our artists helped children create professional pieces of 3D Graffiti Art down at Toffee Park Youth Project. The idea was for Positive Arts and local children and young people to team up and totally transform the area in front of the centre by re-doing the mural and clearing the outside space.

The mural which was previously falling apart, had new life breathed into it by the team turning it ‘3D’ using recycled materials that were found in the street. The children were taught how to look at an object that might at first seem like rubbish, and then turn it into art. Recycled wood pallets, originally used for paint storage, and recycled wooden boards were used along with expanding foam which was put onto paper and spray painted. Slogans were also used in the mural ‘You only live once’ and ‘Haters get a life’ and these were then made into cool T-shirts! On the last day the children showed off the T-shirts in a fashion show.

A handful of really dedicated children threw their all into this project, so a massive well done and thank you to them from Positive Arts.

www.islington.gov.uk/heatwave

www.izzy-info.com

www.claptwn.blogspot.com

 

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Urban Art Fair 2013

Thank you to everyone who visited and worked at the Urban Art Fair 2013.  It was a fantastic weekend and a great way to experience contemporary art and meet artists in a relaxed environment.

The street was filled with a wide range of artwork by a large variety of artists.  Hot sunshine and a lively atmosphere, diverse food stalls and music added to overall the experience.

Positive Arts arranged for 15 of the UKs top graffiti artists to descend on Josephine Avenue and spray paint the tube train live, which caused a stir and was great to watch. The train went on display in Windrush Square shortly after the event. The positive arts team also ran children’s graffiti art workshops with local school children.

The artists producing live work really appreciated the hands-on feedback from visitors which has been motivating and encouraging for future projects.

Thanks again to everyone who supported the event and we look forward to its return next year.

The following links show the press highlights of the event.

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Cenz - Cheo - Crome - urban at 2013

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King Kong Palace 2013

The Positive Arts  team of  Mr Cenz, Tizer One and Aero have just spent the last week updating and repainting the hoardings on Church Road with a retro King Kong theme. It was inspired by a 1920’s King Kong poster and shows him on the palace tower! This coincided with the Crystal Place Festival! Enjoy!