The Never Ending Mural
Volunteers working on the Mural
The Never Ending Mural is a community led project inspired by the Ipswich Art School Fundraising Appeal and brought to life by artist and curator John D Edwards.
The project, supported by Ipswich Borough Council, began on the Waterfront in June with the help of more than 50 project volunteers. Thousands of visitors to the Ip-art launch weekend and to the Maritime Festival have already seen what a positive impact the mural is making.
Further artwork is to be installed along the Civic Drive and St Matthew's Street underpasses and local businesses are encouraged to get involved. The project has already received support from more than 30 businesses.
The project is reliant on the support of the community and business partners - with all contributions being recognised within the mural artwork. Locally based organisations including Ipswich Central and the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce have already pledged their support. The media are also supporting the Never Ending Mural including Anglia TV, The Evening Star, and BBC Radio Suffolk.
Commenting on the impact of the Never Ending Mural Suffolk Chamber President Dr Peter Funnell said:
"The mural is an excellent addition to the Ipswich Waterfront. As a community-owned, accessible and dramatic art form it adds colour and impact to the locality and will draw people to the area and the excellent range of services it offers. This is good news for art lovers and local business alike. I look forward to seeing the development of the mural to other parts of Ipswich over the coming months and have no doubt that this exciting initiative will do much to raise awareness of Ipswich as a vibrant regional centre for the arts, enterprise and learning".
Make your Mark!
The whole community is encouraged to contribute to the artwork though a series of local workshops and sessions led by John D Edwards. Please keep checking here for the latest news on upcoming workshops.
Or why not download our Make Your Mark poster and return it with your design to Ipswich Art School? As much artwork as possible will be displayed on the mural with the name of the artist.
Please click here to download your Make Your Mark Poster
If your community group or business is interested in contributing to or supporting the project, please download our Make Your Mark pack:
For more information you can call the Ipswich Art School on 01473 433681 or email: email@example.com
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