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The Brewery ‘delighted’ with Colour in Romford exhibition featuring children’s artwork

PUBLISHED: 16:53 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:53 29 January 2018

The new mural at The Brewery. Picture: Christine Santa-Ana

The new mural at The Brewery. Picture: Christine Santa-Ana

Christine Santa-Ana

Children and their families were delighted to see their artwork featured at a shopping centre as part of an exhibition.

Made Public, the team behind Colour in Romford, held an exhibition of children's drawings of the Peregrine Falcon at The Brewery. Picture: Christine Santa-AnaMade Public, the team behind Colour in Romford, held an exhibition of children's drawings of the Peregrine Falcon at The Brewery. Picture: Christine Santa-Ana

Pupils from 10 primary schools across the borough were invited to become artists and create their own versions of the Peregrine Falcon mural which is displayed at The Brewery.

In total, 80 pieces of artwork were chosen to become part of the exhibition at the weekend.

The Brewery manager Tom Stobbart said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have played host to the Colour in Romford School’s Exhibition, and can’t thank everyone enough for taking part.

“We’re amazed at the level of talent we have here in Romford and we’re over the moon that our community seems to love culture too.

“Made Public, of course, have had a huge part to play in that – it’s always a pleasure to work in partnership with them.

“We hope everyone enjoys the artwork whilst it’s on display for the next few weeks!”

Last year, Made Public, the team behind the Colour in Romford project, an initiative to install large-scale paintings throughout the town centre, teamed up with The Brewery to install a new mural.

They welcomed international street artist DZIA who flew all the way from Belgium to create The Peregrine Falcon mural in The Brewery, as the birds have often been seen circling the shopping centre.

As well as the falcon, other large-scale murals which have been installed in the town centre, including artist Ben Eine’s Shimmering and Dirty by Fiction nightclub and The Reader on the side of The Quadrant, South Street, by Anika Manuel.

Rise Park Junior School, Annan Way, Romford, was declared the overall winner on Saturday and received a certificate and a bundle of items from creative suppliers Artway.

Squirrels Heath Junior School, Salisbury Road, Gidea Park, came second and Goodrington School, Walden Road, Hornchurch, was third.

A Made Public spokeswoman said: “We believe art is for everyone and so the exhibition was a great opportunity to introduce more than 700 young people in Havering to street art.”

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