Art Eat Events commissioned British artist EVEWRIGHT to lead 16 young people in Ipswich to design a new mural through online workshops, producing an exciting collaborative and creative activity during summer 2020. The mural was painted by Philip Melling and 26 volunteers; the young people who were workshop participants, a few people passing by, and members of Art Eat Festival Community Committee during 5 days in July 2020.
The mural was funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and produced by Art Eat Events CIC. The project was supported by 14 local youth and community organisations including Swerve Sunday Ipswich, 4YP Suffolk Young People’s Health Project, Catch 22, Future Female Society, Ipswich Community Media, IO Radio, Outreach Youth, Staying Close, Out Loud Music, Karibu, Rock Paper Scissors as well as Suffolk Libraries and Colchester & Ipswich Museums Service.
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Photography by John Ferguson.