Artists Fark and My dog Sighs' mural tribute to Portsmouth social workers

A NEW mural has been unveiled to celebrate the role of social workers in the city and the way they have supported residents during the pandemic.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 4:46 pm
Artists My Dog Sighs (right) and Fark with the new mural.

The mural, which was unveiled at the Charles Dickens Centre, was created by local artists My Dog Sighs and Fark after they took part in a virtual event where social workers described the love for their role.

The theme of the design is togetherness and overcoming adversity.

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The unveiling was attended by cabinet member for education Cllr Suzy Horton and fellow councillor Matthew Winnington.

Cllr Horton said: ‘Not only does the mural celebrate the contribution of social workers in our city but the importance of working together to support the most vulnerable. I'm really pleased with the outcome and how the artists listened to feedback.’

Cllr Winnington added: ‘This is a great project for us to show our appreciation for social workers. Over the past year they have shown how critically important they are to protect and support the most vulnerable people.’

The mural was unveiled on World Social Work Day.

Sarah Daly, deputy director for children and families, said: ‘The mural is a visual representation of social solidarity and the need for communities to work together to improve outcomes.’

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