Matson is becoming well known for it’s amazing and artistic murals, and Gloucestershire Gateway Trust were delighted to support another, driven by Create Gloucestershire, which took shape in early December. The mural was designed with the help of children from the local Moat Primary School, who got stuck in with mural artist Ollie of Gage Graphics, to bring the creation to life.
The mural covers two sides of the GL Communities building, and was developed to create a story of the local area, that brings together different partners, including Moat Primary, GGT, Robinswood Trust and the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, and will also help visitors to find the building.
We wanted to create a beautiful piece of work that says something about Matson and Robinswood. Artist Ollie was chosen to be involved because of his fantastic landscape and nature based murals, which we knew both Moat and GL Communities were keen to be the focus. Ollie had a great time working with the children, who had some brilliantly creative ideas. The design chosen was based around designs that the pupils at Moat Primary school created and has been warmly received by local residents.
Soozy Roberts from Create Gloucestershire said: 'It was so exciting to see the ideas of the children come together into the piece of work that Ollie completed, having input from all the different partners was so valuable in creating this lovely mural for everyone to enjoy and the wonderful comments from passers by were so lovely to hear'.