“The positive impact of this project has been that I think about coming here during the week so it’s given me something to look forward to. I’ve had a problem with anxiety and leaving the house so it was something to structure my week, and to socialise with a nice group. This is my third time coming here and this time I’m so much more relaxed.”
Wider Community Participant
"I hope that this is a new era for art bringing forth to all the importance of what it should be about- a better world.
This should be funded for sure. Let’s paint the towns."
"Beautiful and nurturing art work. A great incentive for the children in our local community. Honestly, this work is extremely therapeutic for the children who may come across struggles in their lives. It certainly helps them overcome any barriers they may be facing."
"I LOVE Rose's work. I live on an estate that has greatly benefited not just from her artistic talent, but socially also.
The participatory design process brought people together and improved sense of pride in our community."
"I attended a workshop with other residents, where we learnt about patterns and colours, which we used to help design the mural.
It was fantastic to be part of the whole project from start to finish, and it's been incredible to see so many residents, young and old, actually helping out with the painting, it created a real buzz around the estate and I got to talk to so many neighbours who I have never spoken to in the 6 years I've lived here."
Project Participant and Resident