Be Involved In The Chatham Mural Project

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Would you like to be part of an exciting community art project to paint a big mural showing scenes from Chatham’s past, present and future? Artist Richard Jeferies will develop designs based on your ideas and work with you to paint a mural which will be painted on Chatham High Street.

All are welcome to come along to the mural and join in with the painting on-site. Young or old, any ability. Whether you are a beginner or a accomplished professional, just pick up a brush and get creative. You can come for 5 minutes or all day, any amount of time you can spare.

Also if you are a local band, musician, entertainer, choir or performer and would like the opportunity to come along and entertain the painters, then you are very welcome on any of the painting days.

The site is next to Homestyle 206/206A Chatham High Street.

To provide ideas or to be involved with the painting just email natasha@creatabot.co.uk or leave a comment on this page.


Sat 27th July – From 10am Painting of undercoat
Mon 29th Jul 9am-5pm Drawing begins
Tue 30th Jul 12-6.30pm Complete Drawing, Painting Begins
Wed 31st Jul 12-6.30pm Painting Day & Relief work
Thu 1st Aug 12-6.30pm Painting Day & Relief work
Fri 2nd Aug 12-6.30pm Painting Day
Sat 3rd Aug 9am-6pm Painting Day
Sun 4th Aug Rest Day (Reserve Day if bad weather)
Mon 5th Aug 11am-5pm Painting Day
Tue 6th Aug 11am-5pm Painting Day
Wed 7th Aug 11am-5pm Detail Painting Outlines
Thu 8th Aug 12-6.30pm Detail painting, Outlines
Fri 9th Aug 12-6.30pm Finish detailing, tidy up
Sat 10th Aug 12noon – The Big Reveal!

Additional information:

The Chatham Mural project has been commissioned by the Developing Neighbourhood Approach (DNA) through Medway Council.

DNA is co-funded by the Developing Neighbourhoods Approach project of the Interreg IVA 2 Seas Programme and the European Regional Development Fund.

The Programme enables cross-border participation in projects that help local residents to improve quality of life by empowering them to make changes in their communities in economic and social areas and environmental improvements.  Locally the project focusses in the areas of Chatham central and Luton but is also being implemented in 3 other cities in Europe, Breda in the Netherlands, Kortrijk and Antwerp in Belgium.

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Chatham Mural Project Workshop Dates Announced – All Welcome

Would you like to be part of an exciting community art project to paint a big mural showing scenes from Chatham’s past present and future? The site is next to Homestyle 206/206A Chatham High Street. Artist Richard Jeferies will develop designs based on your ideas and work with you to paint the mural. Whether you are 9 or 99 years old you are welcome to join in!

Workshops to develop the designs will take place on these dates at:

Nucleus Arts Centre – Conference Room

High Street

Chatham

Sunday 9th June 2pm to 4pm

Monday 10th June 6pm to 8pm

Wednesday 12th June 6pm to 8pm

Painting the mural: Monday 1st to Friday 12th July

Launch – 13th July alongside Medway Open Studios launch

The mural project has been developed by DNA and the workshops and mural are being developed by artist Richard Jeferies.

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Chatham Mural Project To Bring Community Together In Creativity

The boards to be used in Chatham.
The boards to be used in Chatham.

A mural recently commissioned for Chatham High Street by the DNA project (Developing Neighbourhoods Approach) has given the go ahead to local artist Richard Jeferies.

Richard, from the Isle of Sheppey, is trained as an architect and has been running various creative workshops for over 10 years. He has been very involved with local arts projects, and is part of the team who developed the CreataboX art vending machine which will be launched at Fuse Festival 2013.

For the mural Richard hopes to bring a mix of art and recycling objects together for a unique display, which will be developed with a huge amount of help from the local community. The local community will also have the opportunity to develop ideas for the mural as well as actually make the mural. Richard also aims to create and launch the mural with events involving other creatives, including musicians and performers.

You can keep up to date with the development of the mural and call outs for help on Creatabot. For more details email natasha@creatabot.co.uk

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Richard received the Creatabot of the Year Award in 2012.