Rose Hill led three creative and mindful workshops for Eldon Primary school students within their learning spaces.
The students were the heart of this project, and together we created a co-designed mural that would be reflective of Edmonton's ongoing legacy. We wanted to bring a strong sense of belonging, community spirit, and togetherness.
The artwork provides a stimulus and brightens an overlooked dangerous tunnel within Edmonton Green Shopping Centre visible to the entire local community.
Supported by: Enfield Council, Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, and Dulux
Sixteen students from Eldon Primary School attended creative workshops alongside their teacher, Wendy Baverstock, to help paint the mural. The workshops consisted of learning about different pattern styles such as African Art, Islamic Art, and Packed Designs. They were taught colour theory and experimented with colours in order to collectively select the colours for the final mural.
We co-designed the mural together, with each student getting special individual attention to design their part of the mural with Rose.
The year 5 and 6 children had full ownership of what patterns and colours they wanted to see, based on what they had learned in earlier workshops, and ensured that it reflected their culture, community, and values.
The overall goal was to make the artwork community-driven with the students actively involved in shaping the design.
“We are incredibly proud of this project and our participants. This mural has given some of our children a unique opportunity to create permanent artwork, which is now brightening up Edmonton Green. Our brilliant children have gained so many new skills and a confidence boost which I know they will use to help them succeed in whatever path they choose in the future”.
Wendy Baverstock, Teacher at
Eldon Primary School Project
About The Design
Learn about the individuals who participated in this project and the thought process behind the design choices for each section of the mural.
Sophia was inspired by the Edmonton Green area, the sun and sea. She also wanted to include Chevrons after learning about them in earlier workshops.
Emily's design was taken from a larger elaborate drawing she did being mindful of what everyone else had designed she decided on this aspect of her artwork.
Mert is very interested in the peace symbol and what other shapes mean and wanted to include as many as he could to make his own all over print.
Arda loves flags and wanted to create his own flag using different shapes and styles together.
Rizwan had a lot of fun choosing different shapes and how he could put them together in a interesting way.
Iram is a very talented artist and had flowers all over her artwork and we made a placement print from a selection of the flowers she had.
Jessica loves Edmonton green and wanted everyone to know. She also wanted to include Chevrons after learning about them in earlier workshops.
Erin loved this design when she was learning about diamond layouts and how African art incorporated diamonds.
Hasret loves flowers and wanted to design her all over print. She included this design in a top of a drawing of a teenage girl.
“I work in a large primary school and we were looking for someone who knew what they were doing to help our children create a mural for our local shopping center. Rose has bent over backward to make our mural project come to life. She has been fun, engaging, and professional throughout. She is totally organised and the final piece will look brilliant."
Wendy Baverstock, June 2022