Plymouth Brick Project artists unite to create lasting Mayflower 400 legacy

Watch our short film and go behind the scenes of Plymouth Brick Project, an engaging community public art activity which aims to create a lasting monument in the city for Mayflower 400 and beyond.

Local artist Dan Petley is aiming to bring new life to one of Plymouth’s most prominent areas through an explosion of colour through community artwork.

Dan, co-director of Brick Project CIC, has spent a decade developing projects like this across the UK.

In this exclusive video, Dan talks in-depth about the project in Plymouth, in which he and a number of dedicated volunteers are transforming the steps on Glen Park Avenue.

Watch our short film and discover more about Plymouth Brick Project

The steps are located close to Plymouth railway station, which serves many locals, commuters and visitors to the city.

Dan started developing this idea four years ago and, along with a number of local artists and residents, is aiming to paint 3,125 bricks in just 15 days.

He says: “It’s always about developing community. I feel that when you’re creating a piece of work as an artist, you always have to think about your audience and how it’s going to be received.

“By creating opportunities for local artists, we’re fulfilling not only the requirements of doing something for Mayflower 400, but we’re also giving something back and doing what we are supposed to be doing as artists - which is trying to create opportunities for other people who will be in our position in the future.”

This project has been made possible thanks to funding from Mayflower 400 Community Sparks - a partnership project between Mayflower 400 UK, Plymouth Culture, Plymouth City Council (Official), The Box Plymouth, and Vital Sparks.

Find out more about Plymouth Brick Project here.

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