Friday, 10 December 2010
After many delays and hold ups, myself and Kasha Miller put the finishing touches to the My A'th Kar NQY mural in Newquay town centre last Friday! It's been a long old slog, with lots of obstacles being thrown in our way, but we finally finished!
Big thanks need to go out to my band of merry helpers who have braved the elements with me, to help produce this awesome piece of public art work! Drum roll please...... big love to Kasha Miller, Stevan Hyde, Becky Bryne, Andy Weir, Jourdan Brewer, Leigh Campion, Leanne Smale, David Britton and Chelsea.
We've had some late nights, some minor setbacks, and freezing conditions, but from the original idea of the project from the core group of youngsters (Kasha, Stevan, Becky, Jourdan and Spryo and Matt Casey who unfortunately didn't participate!) it's been a bit of a journey and mammoth effort to bring this mural to completion.
Safe to say, it has been very successful and extremely well received by the local people of Newquay. The amount of positive comments about the artwork and the message that it's originators wanted to say has been fantastic to say the least!
So many people have commented on how Newquay needs positive messages to lift it out of the general publics perception, that it is a destination for visitors with a lack of respect, and who don't drink responsibly. Everyone has said that they would like to see more of this kind of work to brighten up their home town, and to get a message across.
We have a new site at Newquay Police Station, which i have mentioned before, where we can hopefully carry on spreading a positive message about the town from the mouths of it's younger generation.
Myself and Tom Cowles from Excess Energy went to meet Sgt. Bob Murray yesterday to see which part of the station we have been allocated to decorate. It is a massive space, one that i hadn't anticipated, but it will look amazing once the decorated panels of artwork have been installed!
Me and the gang are going to be spending the next 2 weeks before Christmas getting as much painting done as possible, in order to get it up and into the public eye as soon as possible. It's an amazing opportunity for myself and the group to produce a piece of public art on a very unlikely building. How many other people do you know who have painted a Police Station without being nicked? I'll let you know how it goes, either from home or from a cell!