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Better than ducks up the wall

posted 10 Aug 2016, 20:19 by Sandra Kirby   [ updated 10 Aug 2016, 20:21 ]
Whenever I think of murals I remember an episode of Coronation Street (which we had stopped watching well before we had children so I am thinking more than 35 years ago) where Hilda Ogden got her lounge wall decorated and put up a "muriel" - the ubiquitous 3 ducks flying up the wall.

At church the building beside us is being redeveloped - and is going to take more than a year to do.  The path to our conference centre has been fenced for health and safety reasons.  Rather than a blank wall the church has created a mural with a local mental health art project group.  Mural looks amazing.  I am incredibly proud of it and really love the fact that this is a project for which I did nothing - not a single brush stroke; Saturday or Sunday.  It engaged people who don't do a lot of other stuff which is equally good.  I think it looks great - certainly better than the 3 ducks up the wall, or just gib board.
Now we have people worrying about losing the art when the fence is dismantled - maybe we will have to get a piece retained and kept.

Was covered in the local newspaper

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/82732878/inclusiveness-of-st-andrews-on-the-terrace-proudly-displayed-in-new-mural

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