The Great Dandy Mural Project evolved from Norwich Dandy’s co-director, Eloise O’Hare, setting up Eloise’s Isolation Art School on Facebook during the first lockdown in April. This showed how things found at home can be used for art projects. Among the concepts was to paint on windows with water-based (the paint comes off easily with a scraper and soapy water). After the first lockdown Eloise joined up with her Dandy co-founders Christina Sabberton and Dugald Ferguson who were then commissioned to paint windows for Sinsin’s Love Boutique to support Norwich Pride, and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for organ donation week.

In 2021 The Great Dandy Mural Project was born! This was an Arts Council England and Co-op Local Communities Fund supported arts & wellbeing project. We painted a series of large murals in the communal areas (inside and outside) of six day service / community centres around Norfolk. Working in creative consultation with clients and staff of these centres to devise a permanent mural design that the Norwich Dandies painted on site. The designs incorporated the artistic ideas of the service users by collecting drawings from the users to be replicated within & inspire the creation of the overall design. Over the project we’ve had demand from more organisations wanting a mural for their venues and communities so watch this space…

Venues for The Great Dandy Mural Project 2021 were NANSA Day Service, Lingwood Care Farm, Stepping Stones Project, Hamlet Children’s Centre, Silver Road Community Centre & Equal Lives. In addition Sinsins Love Boutique and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital commissioned us for murals and also Cromer Green Spaces commissioned us to paint a mural on the outside of their new headquarters painting footage from which was used in our first Dandy Doc film Norfolk ’n Bees.

If you would like to commission a mural for your organisations please contact us to arrange a chat / site visit


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