MURALS - COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECTS
Rose Hill, an Award-winning Graphic Artist, has been inspiring local communities in and around London in 2021 through the creation of community-led murals. The first community mural kicked off in June 2021, with the Sundial Community Centre in Tower Hamlets and Hackney London.
Justine Simons OBE, (from City Hall) Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries said:
" I’m delighted we were able to help make this project happen with support from City Hall. This beautiful new mural is a fantastic example of community-led art and celebrates the community spirit in Tower Hamlets. Local people from all backgrounds have come together to create this piece and it is yet another example of how culture unites us and makes our public spaces so special.”
See Grand Opening on London Live here: Rose Hill Designs on London Live
“Being with everyone and doing something I haven’t done before... It makes me happy and I feel good.”
"Sense of belonging and engaging in an activity that felt like I was contributing to others and the community!"
"An incredible way to start the week. I feel grounded and my mind is settled and ready to tackle the week!"
“Stops me thinking of negative stuff.”
"This workshop gives me a SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT and I'm getting to know people, feel self-worth, and community!"
"From someone who was very unsure and extremely anxious about participating in something I’ve never done before, I’m so glad I did. Rose was amazing, making you feel so at ease and comfortable in taking part every step of the way. From the moment I had that paintbrush in my hand, I felt so relaxed and my mind was taken away from every day-to-day issues you would normally face. Those were my few hours, just for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, meeting new people and doing something I have never done or would ever think of being a part of. Looking at the finished Art Work, I feel so very proud knowing I was part of that. My family is very proud knowing MUM was part of it.“
Bibi Maderbocus Lewisham Homes resident December 2021
"Rose is an incredible artist and I gained more than I could have imagined by attending these workshops. It felt incredible to be included in designing the mural along with other participants as it gave me a huge sense of belonging, a place of safety, and something positive that I could mindfully engage in each week. I’m incredibly grateful to have participated in this workshop as it had so many positive impacts on my mental health symptoms and also gave me an opportunity to feel like I was contributing to the community. A huge thank you to Rose for running this project!! “
Megan Scarty August 2021
“I would like to say that Rose has done an amazing job with this Mural and it really proves how hardworking she is as she managed to complete it within a matter of weeks, it looks astonishing and we all love it and I believe that it will leave a great legacy on the area as it really makes our centre stand out and I have witnessed passer-by’s gazing at the mural and taking pictures of it. Once again proving how amazing it is so thank you Rose for all your hard work”.
Mazeda Begum| Daycare Support Worker October 2021
Peabody itself https://www.peabody.org.uk/news-views/2021/nov/sundial-mural
“We are thrilled with the fantastic mural that members of the local community and Rose have created for our site at Mayow Road. It’s great to see the mural reflect everyone’s views on such an important topic as climate change. Seeing the enjoyment and pride that has come from this project shows how rewarding such community-based projects are.”
Amy Ross, Head of Social Value at Higgins Partnerships December 2021