Artist. Lucy McLauchlan
EC-Arts commissioned artist Lucy McLauchlan to create a temporary intervention by utilising the hoardings on Moseley Road.
The project intended to transform the hoardings and uplift the area through artistic intervention. The area was run down, a reflection of the many halted developments scattered across the city as a result of the economic downturn. The artists’ infamous bird murals depict ‘community’ to counterbalance the wasteland the site envelops.
above images by Claire Farrell
Volunteers and service users of IWIC (engaging socially isolated Irish people across Birmingham) participated within the preparation of the hoardings, cleaning the area and cheerfully painting them on a very cold day.
Sponsored by Birmingham Joinery, and supported by Irish Welfare Information Centre & Birmingham Irish Community Forum
With special thanks to Micky Rice, Michelle Aucott and Jake Genockey.