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Street Art in Our Office Window

"One Love" street art painted in the window of Stroud Town Council

Stroud Town Council is supporting the Stroud Against Racism Group in a creative way.

Our office windows in London Road have been transformed thanks to Stroud street artist Zed MacDonald.

The project started with a post by artist James Watts on the Stroud Against Racism Group on Facebook asking for shop windows which could be used for temporary murals.

Stroud Deputy Clerk Kate Montgomery thought it was a fantastic idea.

"The Town Council usually allows community groups to install windows for festivals and events, however as everything is cancelled the window has been looking a little bare," said Mrs Montgomery.

"We thought this would be a good opportunity to support the work of the group and highlight Black Lives Matter in Stroud. We met James and Zed to allow them to paint their murals safely over a number of days."

The Town Council has also commissioned a black poet to write a poem for a poster on the Subs Forecourt.

"I got involved with SAR (Stroud Against Racism) because I feel strongly about the issues of racism that are still very present in society and wanted to help," said Zed.

"As an artist I always devote some of my own time to community projects to give voice to causes I believe in so I thought this would be a good way to use what I do to engage people with the issues at hand.

"The pieces are inspired by graffiti culture, and the practice of leaving thought provoking quotes next to pieces."

Anyone willing to donate towards materials, or offer Zed and James wall/window space can contact Zed at zed@zedintheclouds.uk.

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 10:54 by Admin team

Tags: Community