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Adding a splash of colour to the dreary

The very word ‘underpass’ conjures up images of darkness, dankness and dreary, but these are three words that can no longer be used for one of Great Yarmouth’s passages.

As part of the Making Waves Together programme the Reprezent Project were presented with the opportunity to showcase their creativity and vision for the town by changing the Fullers Hill underpass into an art gallery. It also allowed them to test new ideas and approaches to their work.

In total seven local and European artists came together over a two week period to turn the passageway into a creative space. Lessons learnt through the work on this first area will be taken forward to other underpasses, and Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Waveney District Council will continue to support them.

The artwork at the underpass near Pound Stretcher has made the place more vibrant and welcoming, while at the same time engaging and inspiring local people. There has been less vandalism in the area and Reprezent have received positive feedback from residents, especially from the older generation.

Through the Making Waves Together programme Reprezent have been able to gain more contacts and spread the creative reach into Gorleston and Lowestoft.

Published on 23rd July 2018