People power creates colourful community work of art in Wisbech

Wisbech arts festival

Wisbech arts festival - Credit: Archant

Wisbech artist Dan Donovan brought a vibrant community project to the town when he gave people the chance to create a group work of art.

Wisbech arts festival

Wisbech arts festival - Credit: Archant

Over two days he set up shop in the market place and then at Tesco Extra to allow passers by to add a splash of colour.

He said: “The art project is an opportunity for Wisbech residents and visitors to come and express themselves through paint to create a communal work of art.

“My main vision is to embrace art, bringing all ages, abilities and communities together in an expressive visual piece.

“The concept is to set up a large blank ‘canvas’ in two public spaces and invite members of the public to contribute momentarily to a finished piece of work with paints and large brushes provided.


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“The piece will be seen as experimental and abstract but the art created will evolve throughout the session and become something with meaning and be a unique expression of the public involved on the day.

Joining the project were community artist Hilary Cox and Lesley Mardle.

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