Volunteering Project, Graffiti Mural : Salvation Army ( Willow House), December 2014:
This was an opportunity as part of Enactus Reading; a volunteering society within the University’s Student Union focussing on developing student-led projects to help tackle issues in the local community.
The mural was part of their “Re-Fresh” project, where the established a relationship with the Salvation Army hostel in order to help improve the well-being and employability of their beneficiaries.
The clients and supervisors at the Salvation Army were looking to create an indoor graffiti mural at their hostel which could encapsulate the wealth of diversity and opportunity within the Reading community. It gave me the chance to develop my existing skills as a painter , but also an opportunity to engage with the beneficiaries and allow them to contribute to the painting too.