Leaps and Bounds Trust, a charity that works with young people based in Halesowen, West Midlands, UK. Between May 2022 and Feb 2024, we ran a street art project in Halesowen for young people called Blank Wall. The concept of the project was to use the arts to interact with young people based in Halesowen, through the medium of street art. Using heritage, environment, people & culture as the inspiration, the participants have through a series of workshops created designs, artwork and images on various topics. Initially, young people from the local high school were engaged to create a project logo and workshops took place weekly from an empty shop within the town centre, located by the bus terminal. From the workshops, the young people along with professional artists were inspired to create their own and joint designs. They then identified areas of the town to install these artworks. This resulted in a series of artworks being created and inspired by the young people and then installed in various locations around the town including subways and along several planters on the high street. Various art pieces are now on display within the shop showcasing the work undertaken. Other areas that have also been completed including by the bus terminal and on other shop walls throughout the shopping centre. The subway was one of the main locations for the project, here the young people were able to create their own artwork as part of a gallery scene along the length of the subway, a variety of pieces were created.

Created on February 24, 2024
Brooklands, Great Cornbow, Halesowen B63 3AB, UK
Hunted by blankwall.

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Camera usedCanon EOS 800D
Marker typeartwork