The project is part of a larger street art programme which FYT and Newline have been working on for over 1 year. This project has been promoting the positive artistic side of graffiti art and one of the major celebrations of this was the Jarrow Mural.
The North Tyneside Mural is a continuation of this project and aims to be the North Tyneside equivalent.
Local shop owners from the Fish Quay have been consulted on the design and provided wonderful pictures, information and opinions on what it should depict. They have welcomed this project and feel it will really brighten up an otherwise dull and boring piece of hoarding.
The design incorporates the rich history of the fish quay, its boats and fishing history, and will be painted on an old site of hoardings with the permission of Pyeroy Construction and North Tyneside Council.
Six young people from the North Shields YMCA were involved in the creation of the painting.
Work commenced on Friday 27 August until Sunday 29 August.
This project has been coordinated by Paul Martin, the Find Your Talent Delivery Officer for Customs House:
''By using modern graffiti techniques and mixing it with local history, we are hoping to produce a beautiful mural which remembers the area’s rich and amazing past and at the same time making it interesting and contemporary for the youth of today”.
Paul has been contacted by the North Tyneside Regeneration Project, who want to use their graffiti projects in further painting of hoardings in the borough, which is great news!