Scheme at Berrymede to bring more creativity to the community
Mural at Berrymede School
A new piece of art has been unveiled at a primary school in Acton.
The mural is at Berrymede School on Osborne Road was completed by the artist Leonard Lesic, as part of the MyMural scheme. His work has previously been on display on an Acton tower block demolished in 2013.
Leonard Lesic, commented, "I am very excited to be painting in Acton again after six years. The first time on Charles Hocking House was a great time, and I have a lot of nice memories. The idea of painting at Berrymede school is wonderful, and the mural will have positive message looking into future.''
The London Mayor's Office is supporting the MyMural project. Adam Cooper from the Culture and Creative Industries Unit, Greater London Authority stated: “MyMural is a great initiative that is bringing a fantastic new piece of art to Acton. The mural at Berrymede School will hopefully inspire a next generation of young artists."
Marcus Willcocks and Prof. Lorraine Gamman, partners from University of the Arts London explained, “MyMural is a new scheme that pairs street artists with communities who want to integrate more art, creativity and colour into their neighourhoods. Leonard Lesic’s work creatively responds to topics discussed as important among the community at Berrymede Infant School.’’
Dr Rachel Pepper, ARTification Director, said, "ARTification has been bringing art to the streets since 2005. A bridge between artists and residents, we have created 20+ pieces of street art in the public realm including the tallest in the UK by Stik and Thierry Noir. We are very pleased that MyMural is creating the latest piece to take art to the streets."
Feedback from Berrymede Infants School has been very positive
Head teacher Mrs Ohene said, ‘’ “This MyMural community project is a great way of bringing art and pleasure to everyone in the Acton area”
Parent Governor Fahmida said: ‘’ Having a wall that is colourful which will attract the children's eye at playtime and give them many opportunities to have discussions about the things on the painting is an excellent way to engage children.”
And Mrs Shawe a parent support advisor commented, “The mural captures the idea that working hard at school will give you the freedom to go anywhere you want.”
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November 7, 2019