Monday, September 01, 2008

The Picket wall is ready for the Liverpool Irish mural

The wall on the side of The Picket, Jordan Street, Liverpool was painted this weekend in preparation for TLMP's second mural of 2008.
A team of volunteers worked on Saturday and Sunday managing to avoid the rain to give the 66ft x 13ft wall 2 coats of brilliant white paint and create a blank canvas ahead of the arrival of the cross community Belfast artists who will lead the project.

Local artist Freddy Rylands was on hand to make sure everything was done right and brought along his own tin of EFC royal blue paint to finish the job by adding our website name.

"I'm made up to be involved with another mural project and made up it's on The Picket which is easily the best music venue in the city. I had a great time working on the John Lennon mural with The Belfast artists in Litherland earlier this year and I'm really looking forward to this one. The Picket is a much bigger wall and the Liverpool and Ireland design is much more of a challenge than the first one, for me its a bit like when a band makes the difficult second album".

The real painting is due to start on Monday September 8th and TLMP is busy replying to all the people who answered the call to get involved.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to see the links between Liverpool & Ireland being acknowledged. There are strong horse racing links between the two, and I wondered if it would be possible to include some reference, even if its only a racehouse.

Thanks

Sandra Jaycock

Jimmy P said...

wise words Freddy!