We are thrilled to have had a fabulous launch of the new mural on the Ipswich Waterfront. It was overwhelming to see so many fantastic people in the same place.
Thank you to all who participated in this extensive project led by artists Edward Ofosu and Raul G Loya, the mural was designed collaboratively through art workshops delivered via video link from Edwards studio in Ghana with residents of HMP Hollesley Bay and artist Raul G Loya. Edward could not join us for the launch as he was deported from the UK in 2018.
Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate another piece of beautiful street art for Ipswich, helping us to democratise access to art and attract passers by with a positive and inclusive message.
The project was developed in association with Aspire Black Suffolk and Ipswich & Suffolk Council for Racial Equality and was inspired by the much anticipated Power of Stories exhibition opening soon at Christchurch Mansion which features costumes from Marvel Studios' Black Panther movie. See our earlier blog post for more information.
Special thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund and The Arts Council of England for making the project possible.
Photos by John Ferguson