New Mural launched in Enfield Town!
A new mural commissioned by the council through their Curate Enfield grassroots public art programme, was launched in Palace Gardens Shopping Centre on Saturday 2 December.
Curate Enfield is a borough wide programme supported by Arts Council England, which will create 5 new public artworks for the borough - one for each of our town centres:
- Enfield Town
- Palmers Green
- Angel Edmonton
- Edmonton Green
Young people and community leaders from across the borough have been recruited as public art champions to curate these commissions. The champions have selected the sites they would like to see transformed and enriched by public art; consulted their local communities for ideas and feedback and worked with local artist-mentors to devise and develop artist briefs for their respective town centres.
In Enfield Town, public art champions John, Aisha and Shan were mentored by artist Mark Beattie from Hive Curates, and created a brief to commission a large-scale public artwork to reanimate and enliven the alleyway between Deichmann Shoes and Marks & Spencer in Palace Gardens Shopping Centre. Following an open call out, the public art champions selected North London based artist Anna Nicolo to deliver this commission.
Over the past few months, Anna invited residents, business owners and communities to contribute creative ideas for a vibrant and ambitious mural. The mural celebrates the rich heritage, landmarks, stories and myths of Enfield Town, and captures what makes it so special to the people living and working here.
The mural was painted with the help of pupils from Enfield County School and a group of young people participating reparation projects through Enfield's Youth Justice system.