8th February 2018
Shoppers to get creative with community colouring wall
Birkenhead shoppers have the opportunity to lend their artistic talents towards a community-created piece of art for Pyramids Shopping Centre this half-term holiday when two big colouring walls – called ‘The Pentagon’ – arrive on the mall.
On Thursday 22 February and Friday 23 February – from 11am until 3pm on both days – children and adults alike can take part in a free, fun community art activity, bringing 3-dimensional, 5m by 2m five-sided cartoon graphics to vibrant, hyper-real life using paint pens.
A different giant interactive installation will be available on each day by the food court, with one canvas set to feature fantastical black and white creatures, while the other will have items found at a shopping centre. Visitors are invited to express themselves creatively to transform them into head-turning pieces of art.
“There’s nothing better than seeing people of all ages and backgrounds coming together for some feel-good fun,” Derek Millar, Centre Director at Pyramids, said. “The colouring walls will be brilliant to get involved with as everyone can enjoy – and feel nostalgic – about this favourite childhood pastime. It also offers another great way to spend quality time with family and friends when on a day out at the centre.”
The contemporary character designs are the brainchild of UK artist, Scott Walker, who will also be at the centre. He said: “I’ve travelled to many places around the world with my colouring walls and no matter where I’ve been, the bright colours and comic-book characters always stop people in their tracks and soon they’ve picked up a paint pen and are joining in.
“It’s a very simple concept that appeals to all ages, and of course the added bonus is that colouring is a very relaxing activity,” Scott said. “It doesn’t matter if you’re artistically-minded or not, as everyone’s contribution makes the final creation super special,” Scott said.
Derek concluded: “I’m looking forward to seeing how the canvasses evolve over the two days of half-term and I’m sure it will be a wonderful talking point when visitors are shopping with us.”
‘The Pentagon’ colouring walls will be available for shoppers to complete near the food court at Pyramids Shopping Centre on Thursday 22 February and Friday 23 February between 11am and 3pm on both days. For other events, news and more, please visit the centre’s website at www.pyramidsbirkenhead.com.
8th February 2018