Graffiti Artists to Graffiti over Graffiti
Have your say in how canal-side wall should be decorated
A Brentford canal-side wall that has been ruined by vandalism is to be turned into a street art mural by a team of young graffiti artists.
The Canal & River Trust, the charity that owns the Brentford hanger wall on the Grand Union Canal, is now encouraging people to have their say on what they would like the mural to look like at a meeting on Tuesday 30 September (6-9pm) at Brentford Toll House (TW8 8AG).
The artists will come from the Youth Offending Services (YOS), with support from Positive Arts. The wall inside the much loved sheds join other improvements made to the site, which have included a new outer skins, removal of unnecessary security barriers and some spot dredging which will increase the amount of mooring available.
Dick Vincent, Canal & River Trust towpath ranger, said: “We’re really pleased to be starting this project. At the moment the wall is a mess, and it sticks out like a sore thumb after all the other improvements we’ve made. We want to give it some colour and turn it into another place along the canal that will make people stop and take notice. There are already some excellent stretches of professional street art on the waterways and this can be another. There’s also the added bonus of working with the young people from the YOS, getting them to make a positive contribution to their community which they can take pride in. We really want local residents to get involved too, so would encourage people to attend our consultation event on the 30th, where we’ll be discussing design options.”
For more information about the project and the consultation event, contact Sam.Thomas@canalrivertrust.org.uk / email@example.com
September 29, 2014