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Graffiti In Our Museum!

6 May 2010 by Lucy

Finola Kelly, creative apprentice for National Museums Liverpool writes:

Over the past 8 weeks I have been involved in a project producing a piece of visual art to go on display in the Museum of Liverpool’sCreative City gallery, and it’s finally finished, wow! A group of young adults have taken part in creative sessions every Thursday to throw together designs and ideas and produce a graffiti masterpiece with help from freelance graffiti artist Andy Prior (Zap Graffiti) and assisted by members of our communities team.

The piece of graffiti art shows the memorable events, places, pride and ripples of creativity that roll out of our city such as the theatres, the Liver Building, Mersey Tunnels and of course the Superlambanana. As the project started and ideas were scribbled down on paper, the design slowly came together from a piece of paper onto a huge panel board.

The aim of this project was for a creative group to take part, work together and create a visual art piece for the museum. The group really enjoyed coming together every week and joining in. Everyone had a chance to paint, create their own parts and have fun! 

Graffiti Workshop

Proud participants from Ellergreen Youth Centre, Shaftesbury Youth Club and Barnardo’s Young Carers

 Great feedback was given and the group enjoyed being able to take part with the graffiti and learn from an artist in a friendly atmosphere that was created throughout the weeks, and new friendships were made. It was an eventful eight weeks and we were all sad that it had come to an end.

Some feedback from the participants: “It would be great to have another project like this again and we would definitely take part”, “The end result was different from what we thought…It was better!”

Truly an amazing project to be involved in and we all look forward for the opening of Museum of Liverpool.

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