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New Scrapstore Mural

Young people have begun work on a new colourful mural on the back of the Artytime Scrapstore building in Jarvis Brook.

The old mural was looking tired and so Artytime thought it would be great to ask a group of young people from Crowborough to design another mural. Street artist Julian Johnson, ‘aka’ ArtJaz, has been helping the winners of a competition – Riley, Tommy, Haydon and Thomas. Thanks also go to Ollie and Kyan, volunteers from Beacon Academy who prepared the wall so the winners could start to add their design.

The boys with their mentor showing their original design.
Work begins on the letter “B” in Brook.

The community facility situated near Jarvis Brook recreation park opened in May. The Scrapstore collects unwanted materials, which otherwise might be thrown away, so they can be re-used by people for art and craft projects. 

Experts in recycling, they have even re-purposed the building. The ex- toilet block and former youth centre, known as JBs, has been closed for years and now has a new lease of life.

Beverly Pashley from Artytime wants more young people to get involved in the art project:

We are pleased the Town Council have given us permission to revamp the skate park in Jarvis Brook.

It’s a great opportunity to get young people involved in art and to take pride in their creation.

Recently local hand lettering artist Ian Barnard donated his time and energy designing and painting this new mural “Pick It Up & Try Again” at the skate park in Goldsmiths.

Any young person wanting to get involved should contact Bev at office@artytime.co.uk.

To find-out more information about the Scrapstore, the materials they have available and how you can support the facility by becoming a member, check out their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/artytimescrapstore.

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