Locally themed murals have been placed on a currently derelict building in a Moorlands town. Cheadle Arts Festival organisers were approached by town and district councillor Gary Bentley to see if the local artist community could do something with the boards covering the front of the Royal Oak in Cheadle.
Locally themed murals have been placed on a currently derelict building in a Moorlands town.
Cheadle Arts Festival organisers were approached by town and district councillor Gary Bentley to see if the local artist community could do something with the boards covering the front of the Royal Oak in Cheadle.
Catherine Doel of Cheadle Arts approached The Cheadle Academy to ask if the students would be interested in taking on the project. She told the Times & Echo: “We were delighted that The Cheadle Academy took on the project for us.
“We have seen some amazing work from the academy’s talented students in the festival this year and we’d like to say a huge thank you for getting involved again.”
The murals, which are part of this year’s Cheadle Arts Festival, depict many aspects of the area including: the old Tudor buildings in the High Street, the Staffordshire knot, Alton Towers, the town’s indoor market, war memorials, and much more.
The two boards on the front of the Royal Oak were organised and put up by Cheadle councillor Gary Bentley.
Councillor Gary Bentley braved downpours of rain to get the decorated boards put up in place on Friday (July 30).
He said: “Well done all involved; Burtons Hillside Fishing Pool for donating the wood; joiner Andy for helping to buildthe frames, and Cheadle Academy for painting the great murals.”
The designing and painting of the two boards has been a collaboration between KS5 art and photography students at Cheadle Academy.
A spokesman for Cheadle Academy further explained: “Using the influence of Robert Rauschenberg our students have created abstract compositions that incorporate landmarks and places of interest, thinking carefully about surface, shape, pattern and colour.
“Each year we are blown away by the creativity of our students at The Cheadle Academy and we are extremely lucky to be invited to participate each year in the Cheadle Arts Festival and to celebrate the talents of artists, designers and craftspeople of all ages and ability.”
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