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Art in Matson: Join in the creative fun!


Did you help create the Matson Library Mural in 1999? We want your skills for a much needed makeover to bring the library into 2018.

The original mural was created by children from Robinswood and Moat Primary Schools and local residents through the Matson Neighbourhood Project and became one of the defining images of Matson.

The local children who created the original mural will now be in their 20’s and have been invited to involve their own families and friends in the workshops to give it new life.

Matson Library aims to redefine the original mural and create new images on a different aspect of the library. The new designs have been inspired by local children and families and feature the iconic local sheep which are allowed by historic agreement to graze among the flats and houses of Matson. There’s even a rumour that unicorns may feature in the new design.

The Matson Library mural workshops are happening on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th April from 10am to 4pm on both days. The artwork will be led by Dave Seed a local artist from Art Shape. Families are welcome to join in with re-painting and adding to the mural.

During the workshops there will also be groups creating wicker sheep led by artist Matthew West. These sheep will be located around the estate in different locations. 

This project has been funded by Gloucestershire Gateway trust and Art of Libraries project and supported by Matson Baptist Church.

“This artwork definitely needed updating and we are delighted to be working with local groups and Matson residents to create an exciting new artwork in the centre of the community.”
Head of Library & Registration Services, Jane Everiss

“I’m looking forward to seeing the artistic results of the new designs on Matson Library and spotting the sheep sculptures nearby, the community have really come together on this innovative project.”
Cllr Kate Haigh, county councillor for Coney Hill and Matson

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