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Community Mural for Pymmes Park

Funded on Spacehive 16 March 2021

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Community Mural for Pymmes Park

Community Mural for Pymmes Park

Liv Wright By Liv Wright

To create a mural in Pymmes Park working with local community groups.This fantastic public artwork will transform an abandoned community centre into a inspiring community asset for the park!

Enfield Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 16 Mar 2021!

‘Close to a walled-garden, there is a run-down inelegant building, which bears the sign ‘Visitors Centre’. With broken windows and locked doors, I doubt that this building has received many visitors in recent times. This presently unwelcoming building started life as a WW2 civil defence centre. It was established as a decontamination centre to be used in the event of a gas attack on the local population’ Our project is to transform the former meaning of this building as a WW2 civil defence centre/decontamination centre into an artistic landmark the community can be proud of and inspired by. Through participatory processes, with local groups, we will create a mural and bring the users of the park together. We will use this venture as a way to begin to heal the disconnect caused by the pandemic and bring something joyful and fresh to a space people have used during these difficult times.

What we'll deliver:

  • A Mural, covering entire front and sides of the Visitor Centre, lasting approx 5 years
  • A series of workshops with local schools, care homes, and community groups to help create the design
  • A two week painting process with local volunteers
  • An online or facetoface celebration of the finished mural, inviting the public to come and reflect on the space

Why it's a great idea:

Project Aims: - One Google Review observes it to be a ‘Welcome green wedge in a very urban area’ we will create an entrance that is inviting and encourages people to come in. - To make a building that has failed to remain active as a community centre on the inside to present a community art piece and point of social connection on the outside - with the hope that reopening the space to be used for community purposes inside will follow. - To bring people together who wouldn’t normally connect, embracing intergenerational practice and reflecting the diversity of this community - To allow residents ownership of the space they inhabit - To inspire interest in artistic practice - To encourage pride in the local area which is heavily littered and experiences a lot of fly-tipping which has been increasing over recent years - To make this space which has experienced crime feel safe and welcoming -To bring public art to an area of London that lacks any currently.

Steps to get it done:

  • Find participants - meetings with community groups including Enfield Voluntary Action & Friends of Pymmes Park
  • Design/Creative Process with participants, workshops in the visitors centre and at local schools
  • Sign off design proposal with Enfield Council
  • Liaise - build team of volunteers for on site painting
  • Rams
  • Logistics
  • People painting - comms
  • Organising - work - who, what, when - schedules
  • Paint Mural
  • Marketing - process documentation (also carried out mid process)
  • Evaluation (impact) also carried out mid process

Location Enfield

About the space

Custom Location


London Borough of Enfield

How will the money be spent?Total £7,137

artist fee - £2,000 (28%)
coloured paint - £1,668 (23%)
Onsite costs - £849 (12%)
white emulsion paint - £739 (10%)
contingency - £466 (7%)
varnish - £287 (4%)
anti graffiti - £282 (4%)
materials - £279 (4%)
travel expenses - £228 (3%)
base coat - £200 (3%)
Other - £139 (2%)

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.

artist fee
coloured paint
Onsite costs
white emulsion paint
anti graffiti
travel expenses
base coat
Other Read More
  • tower hire
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • rate for the artist fee
  • additional paints to create an even more ambitious design!

Total £7,137

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