Earlier this month, a group of nine enthusiastic young people from Dost were joined by a professional graffiti artist from Paintshop Studio, who helped them to realise their vision of a graffiti mural for the garden walls.
We were lucky enough to have a dry afternoon despite a run of rainy days beforehand, so apart from the graffiti workshop, we were able to get a lot done. Following on from the work we did in February and over the Easter break, we finished the path edgings and planting and completed the willow wall we have been working on. We managed to get all of this done with a little help from your friends Claire and Marlon from London Youth
The graffiti workshop went well, with the young people coming up with ideas beforehand of what they wanted to see, after which they were let loose with the paint (closely supervised by Paintshop Studio) and they created a piece of artwork that represents friendship… The meaning of Dost.
Newham CAHMS were impressed with our efforts, saying that it looked great and the boards were admired on twitter as we gave our followers a sneak preview, with Zinnia Community Enterprise saying ‘I want one!’
We’ll be back in the garden over the coming months and aim to complete this project in time for summer. For up to the minute news about this, and to find out what else we’ve been doing, remember you you can follow us on twitter!