Created on September 29, 2017
57 High St, Thornton Heath CR7 8RW, UK

Furniture Shop

Thornton Heath High Street Mural Artworks 
YOU&ME @youandme_archi curated a series of Thornton Heath High Street mural artworks, working alongside local artists in Thornton Heath, as part of the Croydon Council High Street Shop Improvements and Public Realm project. Vacant flank walls along the High Street have been brought to life by artworks by artists Mat Pringle (Above No. 9 High Street), Philip Dennis (At No. 48 High Street), Ben Connors (Side Wall of No. 80 High Street) and Snapshot Collective. The four artists were selected via an open call and carried out a series of creative workshops with locals, facilitated by community engagement expert Daisy Froud, targeting different demographics of Thornton Heath to develop their designs. Some worked with specific groups such as young people, while others held activities open to all, from linocut printmaking, potato print patterns to photography walks and cartoon storyboarding. To ensure that the different artworks work together as a whole, YOU&ME worked closely with the artists on the overall 'vision' and set briefs for their designs based on a series of themes derived from extensive community engagement and research into historical archives of the area. The final mural artworks are cohesive, yet diverse, using a variety of media including digitally printed tiles, lino print panels, photography and oversized in situ hand painting.
YOU&ME Architecture also contributed their own artwork mural 'Furniture Shop - at the junction of Gillett Road and Thornton Heath High Street' next to Floor Fashion furniture shop, incorporating the area's history and depicting a representative view of the former A.F. Bundle furniture shop.   It was inspired by collected histories from local people and research from the archives.  The mural is an illustration of a historic photo of the former A.F.Bundle furniture shop which was on this site and also on Whitehorse Road. 
Commission by Croydon Council 2017
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Hunted by Averil Coutinho.
Pictures by Tilly Pollard @heartofthefirefly.

Marker details

Date created2017-09-29T22:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork
CityThornton Heath
CountryUnited Kingdom