I walk past this giant painted chaffinch, by the artist Mark Wydler, most days on the way to my nearest decent-sized dog-walking park, and it always puts a spring in my step.
photography exhibition with photographer and LJAGer, Conor Masterson, that ran a few years back, featuring portraits of local people exhibited on various walls around the area, they're generally involved.
A bit further along on my walk to the park, I go under the railway bridge pictured above, which has also recently had the LJAG treatment. Part of the 7 Bridges Project, so called because the area is the intersection of a number of railway bridges, it has transformed this walkway into a prehistoric themed collage of mosaics. It has been created by artists in collaboration with children from local schools.
These photos were taken late last year, when the project – an ongoing one – was a little less close to completion. You can see photos of how it's looking now at the Loughborough Junction Action Group website.
I think this insane Ken and Barbie mash-up is my favourite. Reminds me of the work of mosaic artist and tiny museum curator, Stephen Wright. Not sure how it fits with the pre-historic theme, but I like it. Since the photo was taken though, sadly someone has made off with Ken's body.
Do you have any inspiring local street art in your area? Do drop me a line and some photos if you'd like to share it, at firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you want to know more, I've posted a film about how LJAG started – following the stabbing of one of the founders' neighbours – and the flyer (which I love) for their inaugural photography project, below.
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