ABOUT
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FROME
The Mural
Creating the Mural
The Opening Event
What people said
NORWICH
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Creating the Mural
The Opening Event
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BRISTOL
The Mural
Creating the Mural
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LONDON
The Mural
Creating the Mural
The Opening Event
What people said
BACKGROUND AND RESULTS
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London

In London we worked with a group of disabled tenants of the Gateway Housing Association. This 50m long mural is at the south east corner of Victoria Park, on Cadogan Terrace, south of St Marks Gate.

The Mural

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This mural has shades of blue along the top half and shades of green along the bottom half. There are many human silhouettes in shades of blue, green, yellow and red. Some figures are standing, others are sitting, some in wheelchairs, some on the grass, alone or in groups.  In one section a wheelchair user struggles to get on a bus. In another section one figure appears to be attacking another.  One figure has fallen with her walking frame beside her, another person is helping her up. The words We Are All Equal and Respect Rights are written in big letters.

Some of the main issues that came up in this mural are:

Creating the Mural

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Four women are painting on the wall. They are painting the background and the letter PECT in yellow and HTS in blue from the words RESPECT and RIGHTS. Two women are crouching down, they are wearing headscarves, one woman is a wheelchair user and is holding an umbrella and the other woman is standing up to paint. In this picture there is a woman with glasses and mid length grey hair painting the mural. The woman is a wheelchair user and is painting the letter S in yellow. There are two women crouching down painting the mural, they are both wearing headscarves. They are painting a figure in yellow and a figure in light blue. A woman walking with a frame is watching them. She is wearing jeans and a checked jacket and has dark hair tied back in a pony-tail. The photo is of a teenage girl who is looking at the camera whilst pointing to a figure that is part of the mural. The figure is herself, painted in green on a background of blue and yellow pointing at the ground.

The Opening Event

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This is a photo of the opening event. A lady who has long blonde hair in a pony-tail and is wearing glasses is speaking to the crowd and someone is filming her. In the background you can see the mural.

What people said

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  1. People involved
    It's amazing. I never imagined it would be so good.
    To think we started in that room just chatting and now this is what we've done. I can't believe it!
    I'm going to bring all my friends to come and see it.
  2. Park staff
    The mural looks great! Thank you to all the people involved. We have very good feedback from park users. It will be really appreciated by us all.
  3. Gateway Housing
    You challenged us today because many of our homes are not actually accessible, although we make a commitment to providing lifetime homes for our tenants. So its really something that all housing providers need to think about.
  4. Visitors
    Great! Creativity at its best - nice, innovative, informative and educative.

Press for the opening event

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From the Docklands and East London Advertiser: an online article about the mural.