Barnet Homes and Barnet Council are investing £32m into homes at Grahame Park to continue to make the area a great place to live. The investment is being predominantly spent in residents’ homes, but we are also working to improve the wider Grahame Park environment.
This week, we revealed our new community mural installation on The Concourse at Grahame Park. The mural surrounds the new outdoor gym area, and brings a dazzling display of colour to The Concourse.
The designs were inspired by young people at Grahame Park, and their recent drawing competition held in association with Quinn London Ltd forms the centre-piece of the display.
We were delighted to commission Global Street Art to turn the young people’s ideas into reality. Lee Bofkin from Global Street Art shared “Global Street Art exists with a mission to live in painted cities. Painting pure art murals for communities in residential areas, including housing estates, is fundamental for us to achieve our mission. When Barnet Homes approached us for The Concourse mural project we jumped at the chance. We wanted to deliver something bright and long-lasting in a key part of the Grahame Park Estate. In some small way, we wanted to normalise splashes of colour. Also, the mural was inspired by a workshop with kids from the estate so they can see their influence on their own environment. I hope this is the start of a years-long working relationship. Thank you Camille, thank you Tim, thank you Grahame Park.”
Greg Terefenko, Barnet Homes’ Head of Housing Management said: “Thank you to Global Street Art who worked with the children of Grahame Park to turn their ideas into reality. The mural is a great piece of art, and something the community can be proud of. I am sure will bring a smile to the face of anyone who walks past it. We hope it will be a part of the Grahame Park community for many years to come.”