Mural projects

Getting the community involved

Art Eat Events have run two excellent community projects inspired by the Power of Stories exhibition, which have seen two new murals painted on Ipswich Waterfront.

EVEWRIGHT, Lead Artist
Roxy, Youth Mural Participant
Phillip Mellings, 2nd Artist
Youth Mural by Art Eat Events on Ipswich Waterfront

Youth Mural Project

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. 

Find out more about the project. 

Photography by John Ferguson.

Participants celebrate completion of the mural
Your Story Mural by Art Eat Events on Ipswich Waterfront

Your Story Mural Project

A new mural has been created on Ipswich Waterfront which was designed, developed and delivered by Art Eat Events in collaboration with Ghanian artist Edward Ofosu, Mexican artist Raul G. Loya and residents at HMP Hollesley Bay prison. The mural was inspired by the Power of Stories exhibition and was produced in association with Aspire Black Suffolk. 

Workshops were led online by the artists Edward Ofosu from Ghana and Raul G. Loya from Mexico and educational sessions with objects in the exhibition were delivered by Eleanor Root from Colchester + Ipswich Museums. The project provided an opportunity for prison residents in Suffolk to work with international artists and deliver public artwork in Ipswich for local people to enjoy. 

This project was made possible thanks to funding support from The National Lottery Community Fund and The Arts Council of England.

Find out more about the project. 

Photography by John Ferguson.

Visiting the exhibition

Address

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, IP4 2BE

Exhibition dates

26 June – 24 October 2021

Christchurch Mansion

Soane St, Ipswich IP4 2BE, UK

Visiting the exhibition

Christchurch Mansion

Soane St, Ipswich IP4 2BE, UK

Address

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, IP4 2BE

Exhibition dates

26 June – 24 October 2021