Inside Out Mural
Art Eat worked with Inside Out Community to create a truly collaborative mural painted on the Ipswich Waterfront. The design of the mural was led by Suffolk-based artist Allan Williams and the mural painting was led by Colchester-based mural artist Adrian Leroy. The design celebrated two years of creative and well-being workshops run for multi-ethnicity groups who participated in art workshops where they made art of all kinds from music to pottery, from textile art to drumming, from dance to creative writing, all an exploration of culture and community, with creativity and wellbeing at the heart of the activities.
The project itself was made possible with funding support from the Baring Foundation as well as a few other funders, Inside Out Community reached out to people from more than ten communities in Ipswich over the past two years including the Anglo-Chinese Cultural Exchange (ACCE), Suffolk Chinese Family Welfare Association (SCFWA), Karibu African Support Group, Be Me Like We, Guru Nanak Gurdwara Ipswich Sikh Temple, Ipswich Community Media Integration Team’s ESOL group, The Suffolk Liberal Jewish Community, the Roma Community, members of the Windrush Generation as well as two new groups created through this project - a new Bangladeshi women’s group and an Eastern European group.
At the launch, celebrated Iranian/British actor and comedian Omid Djalili spoke of the importance of creativity in relation to mental health.