Miles Platting Library Mural – Groundwork

I was commissioned by Groundwork to design & paint a mural on Miles Platting Library as part of a larger regeneration project in the area. My brief was to create something bright & happy to cheer people up & to do this through workshops with local children.

In the workshops we looked at a variety of different types of murals & made a big list of things that make people feel happy. They made collages & drawings which they developed into painted designs the following week. About 60 of the designs created were chosen for display in the library over the half term break. Voting slips were available so that local people & library users could pick their favourites. I developed the most popular into designs – one for the main wall & 3 pairs of panels under the windows. I then tried to add bits from as many of the paintings as possible. In total around 30-40 of the pictures have been included in some way. Hopefully the children involved can all spot their little bit & feel pride at seeing their work in public.

I drew up & painted the designs onto the library using professional waterproof scenic paints and then sealed them once finished with a glossy anti-graffiti treatment.