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How Preston Mural Project aims to rejuvenate city with street art

Posted on - 29th March, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, News, Preston City Centre

The team behind Preston’s most iconic pieces of street art have launched a new project to rejuvenate the city.

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The Homeland Preston Mural Project aims to select some of the most ‘boring, bland’ walls in the city and give them a makeover that could see three new murals pop up across the city.

The most notable example of the work done by the team in the past is the Happy Landings Mural (pictured above) which you can see behind The Adelphi in Preston.

Shawn Sharpe, who is leading the project, said: “Homeland is a community based mural project. It’s going to involve some of the best homegrown talent from Preston in general and the surrounding areas.

“There’s huge redevelopment in the city centre at the moment, thanks to people like Simon Rigby, UCLan and the council all finding ways to get the best out of city centre.

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“This project aims to tap into other potential areas that new bus lanes or brand new shops can’t.”

The project is fuelled by a Kickstarter campaign that aims to raise £10,000 by Friday, April 21. That money will be spent on artist payment, rewards from pledges, Kickstarter fees and equipment and materials.

The three walls being targeted are on Old Vicarage, Boltons Court and Peace Gardens. There are other sites on the table if the team are unable to gain permission for those three.

You can make a pledge to the project and see the rewards on offer by clicking here.

 

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