The SE23 community is organising a brand new mural to welcome people to Forest Hill. Here’s the latest on our progress:
Design variant selection: January
Create Crowdfunder: January
The final draft will depend on our artist selection, but in the meantime, wordsmiths are invited to pen some initial text. To do so, please opt in to our FH mural group, where we have an editable wiki-topic for the draft.
Run Crowdfunder: January-February
Required for Network Rail permission.
March 2018 (outdoor painting is technically more difficult in winter, so we’ll wait for Spring)
Selected a site: the rail bridge underpass on Waldram Crescent (AKA South Circular)
Lined up our first willing artist with a quote and mulitple design variants ready to put to the vote.
- Secured permissions in principle
- Secured our first major donors in principle
- Finished call for designs
- We have mockups from @Lionel in the traditional rail style with two colour options, and a fun walrussy variant created by @Armadillo, which Lionel has confirmed he’s able to paint.
- A prominent local street artist responded to say she supported @Lionel’s bid so would not be submitting a design of her own.
- A local designer has submitted a design. No artist/quote was submitted before the deadline so this design will not be featured in the vote
Designing the voting process
- The (opt-in) @FH_Mural group decided how voting will work for design and colour options.
Painting: £2,000 for traditional / £2,250 for traditional on slant with walrus
Maintenance Fund: £250
Crowdfunding: 5-10% in crowdfunding site fees + transaction fees
The site for this mural will be Waldram Crescent (AKA South Circular) under the railway bridge, on the Eastern side as indicated here:
Crowdfunders sometimes offer rewards to donors. We anticipate that this fantastic new community asset will be reward enough, but SE23.life will also publicly list significant donors on our website. We’ll also offer free promotional posts on SE23.life to any companies pledging £12 or more.
Want to Help?
To get involved in this exciting project, please opt in here to gain access to our “FH Mural” category.
This is a wiki-topic, editable by all established SE23.life members.