Kids’ colourful art brightens up hoarding at St John’s Hill
40 pupils from High View Primary School in Wandsworth have joined forces with local artists, to enhance the hoarding at a Peabody development.
Our St John’s Hill estate near Clapham Junction is undergoing a major regeneration which will increase the number of homes from 353 to 528 (view our current St John's Way private sale homes), and provide high quality landscaping, a wild garden, play area and a central open space with a new community centre.
Contractor John Sisk & Son organised a community-based art project involving Year 5 pupils aged 9-11, who learned how spray painting techniques could be used to portray different styles and expressions of art.
The designs were inspired by feedback from residents and the theme 'Diverse Landscapes and Wildlife', which came about by drawing different animal types and thinking about the environment needed for them to thrive.
On the day, the artist outlined different landscapes across the 25 metre length canvas. Armed with enlarged templates of their own designs, the children effortlessly recreated scaled up images using freehand techniques.
Thanks to all
Local ward Cllr Peter Dawson said:
"Congratulations to all the pupils for their creative and imaginative 'urban art' that now decorates fencing at the Peabody redevelopment. It is a very eye-catching display."
He added, "I would like to thank artist in residence Anna Cocciadiferro, staff at High View Primary school, Sisk and artist Omar Nadir, who worked with the children on the project. Well done to everyone involved".
Martin Craughwell, Senior Contract Manager at Sisk said:
"High View Primary has successfully created a mosaic of landscapes that has captivated local interest and softened the area."
Sisk have entered the artwork into the 2015 Considerate Constructors Scheme Hoarding Competition and eagerly await the results.
The first phase of the St John’s Hill redevelopment, which will provide 153 homes, is due to be completed in spring 2016.
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