We collaborated with Thameslink and Great Northern and Arsenal Hub to create three engaging workshops in December 2023. The participants were young people aged between 14 and 15 years from City of London Academy Highbury Grove.
The mural is being installed at Finsbury Park Station in early 2024 and reflects the community's ideas, enhancing the experience for station users with vibrant public artwork.
Presently, the project is advancing through the design stage, where all the participant's works are being digitised.
Supported by: Thameslink and Great Northern & Arsenal Football Club
“It has been fantastic to see the passion that young people have in the community. The mural project is a way we can bring that passion to life and show their creativity beyond the football pitch.”
“This project, engaging students from City of London Academy and led by artist Rose Hill, is set to bring a new artistic flair to the station, reflecting the community’s spirit and creativity.”
“With Rose’s creative leadership, Arsenal’s invaluable local relationships and practical support, and our young artists’ enthusiasm and commitment, we’re working together to provide Finsbury Park with a public artwork that will truly enrich the community our station serves.”
The creative workshops took place on December 7th, 15th, and 21st, 2023. They offered an inclusive platform for participants to express creativity, involving activities like exploring mood boards, learning about colour theory, creating patterns, and co-designing. In these sessions, participants tapped into their creativity, directly contributing to their community's visual identity.
During the final workshop, these fantastic ideas were consolidated through co-designing the mural. Participants led the design of sections in the final mural, gaining ownership over the patterns, colours, and shapes they want to incorporate.
“Our first workshop at the Arsenal hub showed incredible creativity. The enthusiasm and discussions sparking excitement about where their creativity will lead with the final mural.”
"We're pleased to come together with GTR and Co-Creative Connection on this social action project, and it's been fantastic to see the passion that young people have for our local community."