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12th Feb 2024

Together with residents and children from two local schools, artist Cherie Grist created a colourful mural for Stockbridge Village.

Project Details
Creative Team
  • Artist: Cherie Grist
  • Producer: Rhyannon Parry

“I want the mural to reflect residents' thoughts and feelings about living here”

Over a series of workshops in an empty shop front on the high street, Cherie shared some of the techniques she uses to create her work, and invited residents to get involved. As well as getting creative, each workshop was a space to share stories and suggestions about what inspires the local community. Ideas and designs shared in these workshops inspired the mural, which was unveiled in May 2024.

Cherie Grist is an artist from Stockbridge, based in Liverpool and works across fine art, digital art and fashion.

During a series of workshops, Cherie invited the local community to share their stories and creative ideas about what inspires them and Cherie created the design in response. A huge thank you to everyone involved: Flourish and Succeed, The Hive, Littlewoods of Stockbridge Association , the Junior Rangers, Meadow Park Community Orchard, Phoenix Social Group, Safari Kids Club, SCIP (Stockbridge Community Intergenerational Project), St Brigid's Catholic Primary School, Stockbridge Library Colouring Group, Stockbridge Village Primary School and Young People from Skills Centre.

The mural was unveiled at a celebration event with project collaborators, on 16th May 2024.

This project is the ninth mural in a series of public artworks created in collaboration with communities across Merseyside. Each design is unique to the location and the people involved.

To date, we have worked with artists Billy Colours, Carrie Reichardt, Faunagraphic, Emma Colbert, Nomad Clan, Annie Nicholson and Jo Peel. Each piece has been made with communities including Holy Spirit Primary School; SHAP housing residents, women from CGL; Huyton residents, businesses and shopkeepers; young people from The Lee Cooper Foundation and Newton Community Centre, and staff from Northern.

Funded by Arts Council England. Commissioned by ForHousing and produced by Heart of Glass, as part of its Arts Council England Creative People and Places programme.