Children help to brighten up Rowner with unique mural

MURAL Rowner residents who took part in painting the mural, together with the artist, Oliver Merkin with a cake that had the mural design on
MURAL Rowner residents who took part in painting the mural, together with the artist, Oliver Merkin with a cake that had the mural design on
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A GROUP of residents have helped to paint a mural to brighten up a run-down housing estate which is being developed.

The Rowner Renewal Partnership is an eight-year multimillion-pound scheme to redevelop the Rowner estate in Gosport.

The mural has been designed by local artist Oliver Merkin, following consultation with Rowner residents.

More than 30 local residents of all ages took part in developing the mural over the Easter school holidays, working with Oliver to paint the design on to seven large panels.

First Wessex funded the project to brighten up Hilary Court which is in one of Rowner’s later regeneration phases.

Stuart Mills, community development worker for First Wessex said: ‘It has been a marvellous opportunity for Rowner’s young people and adults to create a piece of art that symbolises the regeneration of the area and also brightens up the empty buildings during the construction phase of development.’

Visit rownerrenewal.com to find out more information.