Leamington In Bloom is always happy to hear about how others seek to improve the town, especially with wonderful art works on vacant premises, plots and open spaces.
Contemporary Arts organisation Street Fusion, is newly formed and works in collaboration with Midlands based Graffiti team BRINK. They’ve recently made a huge difference to the appearance of Leamington Old Town with a display of large scale art works in their “Outdoor Gallery”. There have been a couple of articles in the local newspapers about their work, so we decided to ask Tim Robottom, founder of BRINK about the work and he has kindly given his permission to share some images here.
The work involved has been done in tribute to their fallen comrade, ‘Hush’ and appears on a wall at the back of the AGA Rangemaster building, between the canal and the Eagle Rec. Its approximately 20ft high and about 60ft wide and took a whole day for 2 people to prepare and then another 2 days for the 2 Artists (Foundry & Reko) to complete the mural.
The Id-iom piece ‘Undercover Lovers’ (above) in the tunnel that leads to the Hindu temple off Clemens Street (next to Chez Rama), The 2 artists who painted this piece are based in London and they are most well known for their National project for the Dog’s Trust, where they painted 12 murals in 12 cities, over 12 days. This was to raise awareness of the plight of unwanted dogs at Christmas and was very moving. This piece relates to the creation and development of camouflage designs in Leamington Spa during WW2
Kept’s dog (above) and chrome ‘Hush’, with Skema’s ‘Old Town’ filled letters, (below) both painted on the Alumno hoarding which runs along the towpath, near to the canal bridge off Clemens Street. The words say Old Town and are filled with a view from the Pump Rooms.
Other artists took part in the event too including Crom, Daub, Dice, Distorted Minds (Void One and Craug) Dream Team, Dynamick, Etch, Kept, Num3, Rumah and StellC. Here’s some of their work: