Sunday, 17 May 2015

Our mural at the Late Shows

In Newcastle, we have a fantastic event in May called The Late Shows. There's a vibrant art scene here anyway, but for one weekend it becomes even more special - all the galleries, museums and arts venues stay open late with lots of entertainment and activities (think live music, impromptu theater and screenprinting). As you can imagine, I was thrilled when The Biscuit Factory gallery asked me to be involved with their event for the Late Shows. They've just found a lot of old ephemera relating to their biscuit-making heritage (as the name suggests, it used to be a biscuit factory) and we decided to make a collective mural on this biscuit-making theme. We asked people to design a mixed-media sweet treat - which was then added to the mural. Very excitingly a winner will be chosen, which will actually be created by their chefs in-house and put on their sumptuous afternoon tea menu (which I illustrated for them last year).  

First, we painted a background for the mural...



Then the real work began...











Everyone was so lovely and enthusiastic...








And here's the finished mural in all its multicoloured glory! 





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