This mural painted on to our building’s louvres and will serve as a reminder of the local community’s gratitude to the NHS, in partnership with street art for social justice organisation, Paint the Change.

The new public artwork has been co-created with the help of young people across East London in pre-lockdown workshops, and people across the globe via digital workshops hosted by the Paint the Change team, award-winning street artist ATMA and celebrated youth mentor Efe Ezekiel.

This mural is part of a wider international project, similar murals will also be unveiled in Belgrade, Serbia and Athens in Greece. A documentary film promoting this international art project will be made and screened online and at film festivals.

We are so grateful for this partnership with Paint the Change. […] An incredible array of flowers has been submitted, many also accompanied by moving notes of how the NHS and front line workers have helped so many families and individuals get through this pandemic. This public artwork celebrates a shared joy in creativity and community, representing the best of all of us, despite such difficult circumstances.
Judith Kilvington
Rich Mix has a special role in this community and their ethos is a brilliant match for our work. […] The recent surge of interest in how public art relates to Britain’s colonial history and our society’s values makes our community-and youth-led project feel very much of its time.
Paint the Change founder, Maziar Bahari

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