Braunton Skate bowl mural painting finished

Braunton skate bowl mural painting finished

added to the website on Jul 29, 2011

More than sixty volunteers worked flat out for 10 days – often in searing summer sun – to successfully complete the mural painting project at Braunton skate bowl.

Led by artist Conor Wilson, young volunteers, staff from Devon Youth Services and the Museum of British Surfing, parents and members of the surfing and skating communities joined together to bring the designs to life.

Surf museum founder Pete Robinson said: “It has been a mammoth effort but so worth while – it has been great to see everyone turning up and pitching in. I’d like to personally thank everybody who volunteered their time and did their bit. The result is truly amazing and everyone should be very proud of their work.”

The work has been funded by the Museum of British Surfing through the ‘Count Me In’ scheme which aims to engage young people with museums in new ways.

Youth ambassadors Hannah Andrews and Lewis Hughes came up with the ideas for the new murals with other young people at Braunton Youth Centre and then worked with local artist & surfer Conor Wilson to bring them to life.

The old graffiti art at the skate bowl had become tired & worn, and was recently painted over to give a fresh canvas for the young people of Braunton to work on.

The Museum of British Surfing says a huge ‘thank you’ to Conor Wilson, youth worker Tom Mack & his colleagues, the volunteers including world class snowboarder James Stentiford, local surf legend Simon Skelton, Ed Mack – and most of all Hannah, Lewis and all the young people who put forward their ideas and pitched in with the work to create a stunning new piece of public art.

Area youth worker Tom Mack said: “The end result is something everybody can be proud of and smartens up the skate bowl area too, showing the local community and visitors what young people in Braunton can achieve.”

Thanks also go to the firm Graffiti Magic who provided a vandal proof coating and other local businesses & individuals who have donated materials and time. The main photo shows Conor Wilson having a celebration skate at Braunton Bowl on completion of the mural – picture by Wavedreamer – who also created this awesome time lapse video.

Here’s a list of the 64 volunteers who helped out with the work – well done everyone on a great job (apologies if we’ve missed your name off the list):

  • Tom Mack
  • Pete Robinson
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Martin Bradshaw
  • Charlotte Bradshaw
  • Conor Hutton
  • Jackey Williams
  • Greg Simpson
  • Simon Skelton
  • James Stentiford
  • Rita Roup
  • Mikey Corker
  • Richard Gregory
  • Sunny Rudman
  • Sienna Rudman
  • Tia Rudman
  • Dan Rudman
  • Jo Ouston
  • Phoebe Adams
  • Ellie Mansford
  • Clare Faulkner
  • Louise Brierley
  • Lewis Hughes
  • Hannah Andrews
  • Johnno
  • Emma
  • Sarah
  • Freya
  • Leona
  • Natasha
  • Reese
  • Ed Mack
  • Gwen De Groot
  • Shaun Latham
  • Stevie Ray Latham
  • Johnathon
  • Owen
  • Dan
  • Jack
  • Matilda Sharpe
  • Tom Sharpe
  • David Robinson
  • Steve Filsell
  • Bradley Williams
  • Ollie Stevens
  • Samson Yeo
  • Matt King
  • Arthur Marks
  • Josh lidall
  • Alex Mcguiness
  • Jimmy Challis
  • Billy Mitchell
  • Ross Mcphail
  • Dean Wilson
  • Samuel Denham
  • Billy Ashford
  • Jordan Butler
  • Shannon Wildgoose
  • James Wayne
  • Alex Lamack
  • Harry Jackson
  • Charlie Ellis
  • Joe Crocker
  • Aaron Vella

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