Friday, June 12, 2009

Do You Know A Wall That Can Use A Mural?

So we, at Team Tish need some help with a very worthwhile project we’ve been working on.

Groundswell Community Mural Project artists Bayunga Kialeuka and Jessica Poplawski have been working with 12 students from the Urban Assembly for Music and Arts High School to create a series of murals that reflect scenes from daily life that bridge together the diverse culture of Brooklyn. The artists and students met for over 20 sessions, during which time they researched, designed, and painted the series of four murals.

Now this is where you come in…

We’re looking for 4 walls to accommodate these inspiring pieces of artwork. Each mural is painted on a fabric that can be adhered to a masonry surface and is 8 ft h x 35 ft w. Some of the panels may be cut down or split into two if the site required it. The hope is that we will be able to house one of these murals in each area of the district, giving more people a chance to get a look at these vibrant pieces and encourage them to take a trip round the district to see the other, equally striking pieces.

Our only requirements? That the wall be located in or near CD 35 (Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, parts of Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, and Vinegar Hill-DUMBO), is big enough to accommodate a portion of the mural, and is easily visible to the public. Preference will be given to walls where permission can already be secured for the mural by the proprietor. Ideally the wall would be located in an area with strong community ties, as our goal is to bring this art into the everyday lives of the surrounding neighborhood in a way that is meaningful and makes it more accessible to the diverse residents in the district.

If you know of anywhere that would be a good placement for these great murals (and that fits the criteria), please email and

  • Include heading: ‘BRIDGES’ MURAL PROJECT
  • Your name and contact information
  • The address or cross streets
  • A digital photograph of the wall
  • The owner’s name and contact information

For more information about Groundswell, please see

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