Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Principal Lecturer at Liverpool John Moore's University, Dr Stuart Borthwick supports Project

Dr Stuart Borthwick, Principal Lecturer, School of Media, Critical and Creative Arts at Liverpool John Moores University clearly understands The Mural Project. In a letter of support received this week Stuart explained why he felt the project should be a part of Liverpool's 2008 culture celebrations.

"The Liverpool Mural Project is important for many reasons.

Firstly, the mural artists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine are gifted craftsmen. Whilst their previous work was forged in the cauldron of armed conflict, they are now spreading their wings and their skills are flourishing in peacetime. Secondly, for both muralists to decide to work in Liverpool means something significant to Liverpool’s Irish community, those in Liverpool who identify themselves as Unionists, and all points in-between. Thirdly, the project is democratic in nature. Both muralists have suggested that ordinary members of the public will be able to join them in painting murals. Finally, the Liverpool Mural Project is important because it has the potential to say something profound about Liverpool’s history and heritage, and as a result has caught the imagination of that mythical beast, the ordinary scouser."

"I look forward to walking through Liverpool in future years and spotting unique and mesmerising murals that capture the spirit of Liverpool, and which tell their own story. All power to the muralists!"

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