23 October 2014
Street art hits Callington Road
Inpatient service users at Callington Road have joined
forces with the Bristol Early Intervention Team to create some
stunning art works and graffiti.
Heralded as home to world famous street art, Bristol can now add
to its accolades! After 6 weeks' worth of workshops and the help of
Dante, local street artist extraordinaire, the Callington Road
graffiti project is complete and the basketball courts are looking
more vibrant, unique and more 'street' than ever. Watch out Banksy,
there's some new competition in town!
Backed by a successful charitable funds bid and the generous
support of Lee Sollis and the Estates Management team, Cat
Taylor, Occupational Therapist started the project as a way
of encouraging service users to enhance and develop their creative
skills. The project has also created a positive and inspiring
hospital environment and has further built community links.
Cat Taylor says, "Service users have really enjoyed getting
involved and it has been a great way for them to experiment with
art on a vast scale, as well as being able to contribute to
something that will be here for years to come.
"Thank you to all sports and physio staff who put up with us
taking over their basketball courts every Wednesday for the past
seven weeks. It has been an amazing project to be part of and
testament to how wonderfully innovative and forward thinking AWP