The street art has transformed some of the town's public spaces.
The street art has transformed some of the town's public spaces.

In pictures: The street art that has transformed Northampton's disused public spaces

More than 100 artists have been involved with the project to make the spaces feel more accessible again

Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 11:34 am

A street art project including brightly coloured murals has transformed disused projects across Northampton.

'Wall Games', the project that brings artists from across the UK together, took place in the town last month.

Local artist James Thompson sourced the locations and provided spray paint and materials, with support from Northampton Borough Council.

The project saw more than 100 walls around the Mayorhold car park and surrounding walkways, including Emporium Way and St James Retail Park transformed into new murals to make the spaces feel more accessible once again.

Featured artists included Leanne Conroy, Sowa, Pad303, Gnasher, Posea, Kem, Snot, Pends, Ruelo, Oker, Rainman, Merc, Skore, Petro, Hope, Sone, Mused, Adam Illes, as well as many more.

Councillor Anna King, cabinet member for community safety and engagement, said: “We were thrilled to support the Wall Games initiative for the second year running as we are passionate about ensuring that local talent, businesses and individuals have access to an engaging environment in which their creativity can thrive.

“We want to thank James and the many street artists who came forward to take part in this project and showcase their fantastic skills by offering a great way for people to safely enjoy art and culture in town and change the areas which often get forgotten about or misused."

This year the artists are raising money for The Hope Centre by selling t-shirts and artwork.

To support the artists, donations can be made on The Hope Centre's JustGiving page.Below is a collection of the murals, along with the name of the artist and the location where the art can be found.

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