Vincent’s Treasures Mural Unveiled
We are delighted to announce the unveiling of three large scale murals at St Mark’s Primary School, Oval.
The murals depict the trees that the school’s classes are named after and some of the animals that make their homes near them. Pupils from years 2, 4 and 5 took part in workshops with visiting artists Janet Currier and Lucy Hall over the space of three months. They learned all about the trees and their diverse habitats and developed their design, drawing and painting skills.
The mural is part of Vincent’s Treasures, an initiative run in partnership with Oval Learning, Van Gogh House and local primary schools. The project sets out to create arts-based learning opportunities in an area where many children are experiencing social and economic hardship – especially during the pandemic.
Thank you to the 87 children who contributed to the mural and took part in the workshops, to St Mark’s staff who supported them, Lucy Hall, Janet Currier, Lucy Swanson, Livia Wang, Anna Bromwich, Cultural Heritage Digitisation (CHD), Omnicolour and the National Lottery Heritage Fund who funded the project.