Graffiti art in St Nicholas

30 Aug 2013

A mural, created by graffiti artist Mark Tanti working with local young people, has recently been completed on the St Nicholas’ Community Centre.

The project, which took two weeks to complete, offered young volunteers within the community the opportunity to take part in a series of workshops, and add their individual creative contribution to the public art piece. 

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Safer and Stronger Communities, was the driving force behind the mural, which was jointly funded from his HCC Locality Budget and from all three St Nicholas Councillors’ Local Community Budgets. The project also received grant funding via the Reassurance Budget from the Community Safety Team.

Councillor Henry, commented, “The aim of this project was to create a public piece of art for the benefit of local residents and from the feedback we’ve received from the community, I think we’ve achieved what we set out to.

“St Nicholas residents have taken a real interest in the mural and the comments from passers by have all been really positive. The exterior of the community centre looks vibrant and welcoming and the art work gives a whole new feel to the building and area.”