Where the art is…

Over the past couple of days, I’ve noticed a work of street-art developing on the hoarding around the building site at Anchor Bridge, where the Housing-21 extra care development is being built. I don’t know a great deal about it – there’s an attribution at the Anchor Bridge end to Walsall Youth Arts, but I’ll return when I can and find out more (and hope the light is a tad better!). I photographed the whole piece quickly whilst passing, but some pictures we so poor as to be unusable. The work is typical street art, and is bright, vibrant and witty. It’s well executed and really noticeable – well done to the artists and whoever thought up this creative project. If you’re involved, or know more about it, please drop me a line.

It’s nice to see people working with kids to achieve something – all we seem to do these days is slag our youth off. My heart and best wishes go out to you, and congratulations on bringing a splash of welcome colour to a dull corner of our town.

Working from left to right (I know there are gaps!):

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Is the 'Jazz' reference in this piece a reference to Jazz of the Original Sonic Writers, whose work was prominently displayed on the wall of the former morgue by Holland Park 2 decades ago?

Ashley has a right to be very proud. Love the wee devil on the right...
Ashley has a right to be very proud. Love the wee devil on the right...
Love the waves in this...
Love the waves in this...
Gorilla, anyone? Notice 'Brownhills' to the right of the image
Gorilla, anyone? Notice 'Brownhills' to the right of the image
Yeah, I do dig it...
Yeah, I do dig it...
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  1. Build it up, tear it down « BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog  September 4, 2009

    […] 4, 2009 by BrownhillsBob Last week, I pointed up the work of street-art that had appeared on the temporary plywood builder’s hoarding around the Housing 21/Walsall Housing Group […]

     
  2. Are you happy now? « BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog  January 30, 2010

    […] surrounding the Housing21 development by Anchor Bridge has been repainted, obliterating the vibrant, fun street art mural created by local kids during the summer. Whilst I have no idea what the reason was, I sincerely hope it wasn’t due to the […]

     
  3. Now, where did they get that from… « BrownhillsBob's Brownhills Blog  November 18, 2010

    […] originally featuring Brownhills resident Majorie Gines, who’d taken a dislike to the mural. The artwork had been legitimately created by Brownhills kids and workers from Walsall Youth Arts over that summer on temporary hoardings erected around the building site that was to become […]

     

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