Friday, May 16, 2008

At last, details of TLMP's first mural finally announced

The Liverpool Mural Project can finally announce the date and location of the first mural at Croxteth Avenue, Litherland, very close to Seaforth and Litherland train station.

The mural is being supported by The Riverside Group
who have been working very closley with TLMP to get the best wall possible and plan this exciting and historic project.

The artists are set to start work on the mural on Monday 19 May, with completion scheduled for Friday 23rd

This is the first real collaboration between the leading mural artists from both communities of Belfast and Liverpool artists. Our plan was always to produce amazing and inspiring public art that can be enjoyed by everyone – not just in the city centre.

The mural will be lead by Belfast artists Danny Devenny and Mark Ervine working with Liverpool artists on the gable end of a Riverside property.

Hugh Owen, director of policy and communication at The Riverside Group is keen to mark its 80th birthday celebrations with a non-political iconic image for public display. Hugh said:

"The ethos behind the project is to encourage communities to work together – which is directly in line with The Riverside Group’s mission to regenerate our communities on Merseyside and beyond. We have consulted with our tenants and residents in the Litherland area – part of our Waterfront Division – and everyone is really excited about the project.”

Established in 1928 as Liverpool Improved Houses, Riverside started out with 15 houses with rents of just 15 shillings (30p) per week. The organisation expanded rapidly in the 1970s in the wake of 1974 Housing Act, and in 1996, following growth outside of the original Merseyside heartland, the association was renamed Riverside Housing Association. The Riverside Group was formed in 2001 and is recognised today as one of the largest and most dynamic housing and regeneration organisations in Britain, managing and owning more than 50,000 homes from Carlisle to Kent.

2 comments:

Stuart Borthwick said...

I've just been down to Litherland, to have a gander at the wall. It's now beautifully rendered, primed and ready to go.

You've worked so hard to get to this stage. Well done, and good luck!

Ste, Bootle said...

went round the roundabout 3 times and its looking great!