Community RePaint East London unveils new street art mural

07/08/2015 Return to news archive

Community RePaint East London, which is hosted by Forest Recycling Project (FRP), has unveiled the fourth of their three street art murals in East London as part of their Colour the Capital project.

In partnership with Global Street Art the mural was created by renowned Italian street artist Huntoland, whose unique style and abstract workings were expressed throughout the piece. A long-time London resident, his style is described as ‘graffiti cubism’. Hunto’s mural is based on an interpretation of the ‘three graces’.

The mural located at the corner of Elmfield Road was a welcomed addition to the upcoming area with passers-by and residents thrilled with the outgoing and colourful design.  

The Colour the Capital project will aim to create nine street art murals across three East London boroughs. The Colour the Capital project has been made possible by the funding won as part of entry into The People’s Millions; a partnership between ITV and Big Lottery Fund, where the public helped to decide which local community projects got up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding.  

In conjunction with the project, Community RePaint East London have also made 2000 litres of paint freely available to not-for-profit organisations and community groups in the local area.  For more information regarding the offer please contact 0208 539 9076 or email paint@frponline.org.uk

Brand new mural painted on side of house in Elmfield Road, Walthamstow, East London.

 

The third mural was a fresh new collaboration featuring artists Spore and Macism created near the Old Kent Road. Some of their previous work was featured on the Walls Project courtesy of Global Street Art.

Third mural, Old Street
 

The creation of the second Colour The Capital Mural in Tower Hamlets is located on Pritchards Road. The mural was created by various street artists as a compilation of techniques and styles merging together. The mural truly transforms the building and surrounding areas highlighting the changing landscape of Tower Hamlets.  With over 10 artists involved their individual styles take effect in different parts of the mural but come together to make a grand mural of the highest calibre.

Second mural, Pritchards Road
 

More About Community RePaint East London

Forest Recycling Project (FRP) is a social enterprise and charity with environmental and social aims. They engage organisations and communities in NE London via a range of practical initiatives to reduce, re-use and recycle waste, and help people live sustainably. Founded in 1989 and based in Walthamstow, all their work is supported by volunteers.

FRP’s The Paint Place is one of the largest Community RePaint schemes in the UK. It sells surplus paint of all types, colours and sizes from just £1 per litre. Donated paint is quality checked and remixed by volunteers before going on sale at:

-              The Paint Place shop at 2c Baker’s Avenue, Walthamstow, E17 9AW

-              The Paint Warehouse at Unit 7, The Sidings, Leytonstone, E11 1HD

-              Several stockists across London.

Paint Place: 020 8539 9076- mark@frponline.org.uk

The Paint Place is supported by grants in addition to income from the paint sales. FRP also works with not-for-profit organisations, community groups and housing associations, enabling those on low incomes to access free or discounted paint.

 

More About Global Street Art

Global Street Art is the cross-channel street art platform. Online at www.globalstreetart.com, Global Street Art holds over 80,000 photos submitted by artists from over 90 countries and has 160,000 fans on social media. In the real world, Global Street Art has organised over 700 legal street art murals in London since 2012. Global Street Art also has an agency, working internationally with leading brands, councils and institutions on art-derived projects.

Global Street Art: 078 1473 4569 – lee@globalstreetart.com