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Temporary gallery of local children’s art displayed at New Ferry

Art from local school children displayed in New Ferry as just one of the projects to come to the area.

New Ferry Community Land Trust have worked with local schools to display a temporary art gallery inspired by the theme of nature at the former blast site.

Inspired by the murals created locally by street artist Paul Curtis, children from Grove Street Primary School have helped New Ferry Community Land Trust create another art piece for the area. Using the theme of nature, the pupils coloured stencils and created their own drawings. Their work has been printed onto panels that decorate the fence along the back side of the blast site and can be viewed from the temporary bark path that has been installed.

Margaret Kegg, Chair of New Ferry Community Land Trust (CLT), said: “The new installation was a great way to get local schools involved and help showcase their art.

“Initially planned as a competition to find the best drawings, it quickly become apparent that instead this would need to be a temporary gallery to showcase all of the children’s efforts and hard work – the quality of the drawings made it impossible to choose.

“This is just one of many projects we want to bring to New Ferry and we look forward to working more closely with people in the area to help support the community.”

The art piece will remain in place until further works to redevelop the site can be undertaken by the council in 2022 but it is hoped that the vinyl panels can be preserved and displayed at another location in the future.