Unveiling of a Splash of Colour for Winchester
Winchester City Council has joined forces with art gallery and studios, The Colour Factory and woodcare experts Sadolin to help brighten up the streets of Winchester.
The latest work to be unveiled is a series of murals at Durngate House, the site of which will become a new day care centre for the city’s rough sleepers and socially excluded. Designed with the help of pupils at St Bede’s School, the wooden panels will add a much needed splash of colour to what has previously been a dreary, empty building.
The Colour Factory ran workshops, led by artist Jenny Muncaster, with the school children to produce the colourful artwork, whilst Sadolin Woodcare donated products from its vibrant range of woodstains to help bring the designs to life.
Durngate House is part of a series of ongoing projects where The Colour Factory and Winchester City Council are working with the local community to create artwork on exterior hoardings and public buildings across the city.
Winchester City Council Leader Sheila Campbell said, "It is a marvellous opportunity for the children who have produced some public art. The residents of Winchester now have something wonderful to look at as a formerly derelict site is transformed."
Sadolin, who produce a range of exterior woodstains and garden woodcare protection products, is committed to supporting communities through its ‘Sadolin Cares’ initiative, which sees the company donating free woodstain to worthy causes.
Alex Gremin, brand manager for Sadolin says: "This is a really important project and we were only too happy to help, especially as not only does the product colour the wood, but it protects it too so that everyone’s efforts will not be wasted, and the designs will be around for years to come."