Creatively the murals will be nature inspired to celebrate the history of the river as well as the nature reserve and green spaces that it links to. The installation of the murals would promote Carbuncle Passage and the Bridge as the gateway to the marshes.
Blank Walls artist Curtis Hylton will lead the design and mural installation for Carbuncle passage with his distinctive nature x floral fusion style which can be found across the globe including a recent addition to Tottenham last year.
Real people. Real Talk: “Making the entrance to this incredible site of nature more appealing would surely encourage more people to use it. Access to green space is hugely important for our health and wellbeing. Painting murals on these walls would be a great way of brightening up the area and encouraging people to visit, to stop and look, and to explore further. I'm 100% behind this idea” Katherine, Tottenham Hale resident.
What we'll deliver:
- Paint a beautiful mural along Carbuncle passage on the Rosebury Industrial Estate
- Paint a mural on Scales Road referencing the wildlife of the Tottenham marshes
Why it's a great idea:
The murals will be the beginning step in changing the way people feel about accessing the local green space and how they interact with the bridge, breaking down barriers to using the bridge. We’ll create a safer, exciting, more accessible and inviting bridge for residents and the wider community. It would be a space that local people feel proud of, whereas currently residents report they feel unsafe, disgusted and embarrassed at the state of the bridge and its surrounding area.
The murals have the power to embolden the community, to give a voice to people who otherwise might not be heard; they promote identity, place, belonging and strength, no matter your background or social class.
We will create a permanent legacy that will improve people’s lives and build awareness of the amazing green spaces nearby. The bright colour scheme coupled with the intricacies and imaginative elements will draw positive attention, whilst fostering opportunities for artists.
Steps to get it done:
- Week 1: Allocate artists to walls to begin design process (w.c 17 May)
- Week 1: Apply for relevant permits from the council, i.e lift license. Provide traffic management and H&S plans.
- Week 1-2: Engage with landlords, council and residents throughout design process until designs are approved.
- Week 2: Order materials and hire access equipment (w.c. 24 May)
- Week 3: Install murals over 1 week period (w.c. 31 May)
- Week 4: Film video content during the process of mural creation to be shared online after completion. (w.c. 7 Jun)
- Week 5: Follow up meeting with council, residents and community organisations to assess impact of campaign (w.c. 14 Jun)
- Week 5: Discuss future plans to continue regeneration through public art
If we can make this happen, the wall on Carbuncle Passage at 166.5m2 will be the biggest mural in Tottenham.
We will use paint which absorbs Co2 and purifies the air that we breathe! It was an easy choice to partner up with Graphenstone whose paint improves the quality of the air, aligning with our mission to make this a safer and cleaner space for the community.
We already have incredible support from Haringey Council, Tottenham Hale Ward Councillors, Made in Tottenham, We are Tottenham, Tidy up Tottenham, as well as local residents and businesses.
"I have worked closely with a large number of residents who are keen to support this idea as a means of taking pride in an unloved spot. The area could be transformed with the artwork project and turn an uninviting drab council building wall into a point of attraction."
Councillor Ruth Gordon, Tottenham Hale Councillor