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Pride and the Peacock

Funded on Spacehive 9 September 2019

Impact data and claims within this report are provided by the project creator and have not been independently verified by Spacehive.

Pride and the Peacock

Pride and the Peacock

Turnpike Art Group By Turnpike Art Group

An large scale artwork of an Indian Peacock to be painted onto the side wall of a residents home.

Haringey Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 09 Sep 2019!

The neighbourhood around Turnpike Lane, London N15 comprises a unique community - a culturally-rich diaspora from all parts of the globe. Our locality is all the better for it. Two such members, Lena and Kashaff, of Indian ancestry, came to the United Kingdom, from Trinidad, over fifty years ago. Having generously donated a section of the side wall to their home in 2015 - - they made a request in late 2018 for 'a bird' to sit alongside these artworks. It became clear that the right response was to create a link to their ancestral home, and paint a large and glorious Indian Peacock. Lena is particularly pleased that our proposed artwork would 'bring some colour' to the area.

What we'll deliver:

  • A special artwork painted on a brick wall

Why it's a great idea:

In these turbulent times of culture-shifting and misplaced xenophobic activism, it is key that we continue to engage with the diverse cultures who make a valued contribution to London life. In creating a strong visual link (using animal symbolism) to the homeland of one indian couple we can visually illustrate the power of art to bind communities across race, age and intellect. This street artwork will stand as a token symbol of how we embrace all cultures and allow their colour and form to knit with our own to make a stronger world.

Steps to get it done:

  • Cutting the large scale stencils
  • Buying the necessary paints and sundry materials
  • Spending 2-3 days painting the artwork itself


Location Haringey

About the space

West Green, north London.


London Borough of Haringey

How will the money be spent?Total £486

2.5 days labour - £250 (51%)
Spray paints - £79 (16%)
Spray paint 2 - £30 (6%)
spray can caps x 10 - £25 (5%)
Black Masonry paint - £24 (5%)
A0 black and white printouts x20 - £20 (4%)
Spray varnish x2 - £11 (2%)
Other - £47 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

2.5 days labour
Spray paints
Spray paint 2
spray can caps x 10
Black Masonry paint
A0 black and white printouts x20
Spray varnish x2
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £486

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