Overlooked Norwich wall transformed into colourful display thanks to project to brighten up city

Painted wall on Barrack Street. Photo: Bill Smith

Painted wall on Barrack Street. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

A neglected city wall has been given a new lease of life thanks to a project hoping to brighten up the city.

Flight of toasters on the painted wall on Barrack Street. Photo: Bill Smith

Flight of toasters on the painted wall on Barrack Street. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant

The wall on Barrack Street in Norwich was given a facelift by street artists The Toasters at the start of September.

The project is part of the Get Walls initiative, a collaboration between Moosey Art, which helps to promote local artists, and clothing brand SHhhh.

Frazer Bailey, managing director at Moosey Art, organised the project with Sam Harrons of SHhhh.

'We started talking about how we didn't have any start art in the city, so we came up with this project.

Painted wall on Barrack Street. Photo: Bill Smith

Painted wall on Barrack Street. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Bill Smith - Archant


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'I was searching round the city and stumbled on this wall and thought it was perfect,' he said.

After successfully applying to Norwich City Council for permission, the team began work on September 2 - painting the colourful display over the course of two days.

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'People have really liked it - people you wouldn't expect have come up to us and said how nice it is. I'm massively pleased,' Mr Bailey said.

Do you have a story about a community project? Contact newsdesk@archant.co.uk

The wall on Barrack Street, Norwich which is to be transformed into a colourful piece of art.Picture

The wall on Barrack Street, Norwich which is to be transformed into a colourful piece of art.Picture by SIMON FINLAY. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

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