In early 2021, Community RePaint Bristol South suffered a devastating fire at their store. The scheme is run by Re:work, a Bristol charity established to relieve poverty, advance education, and promote and provide training in South Bristol. The fire was believed to be caused by a heater and although very damaging for the premises, the paint area was luckily not destroyed.
The scheme remains temporarily closed but the staff are working their hardest to reopen as soon as they can. In the meantime, local artists took the opportunity to brighten up the boarded shop front with vibrant colours and eye-catching designs.
Using leftover paint from Community RePaint Bristol City, local artists brightened up the boarded outside of the temporarily closed Community RePaint Bristol South store as part of a new mural series #KnowleWestWishes, made possible by the Filwood Centre and Knowle West Media. The whole project came at a very affordable price, costing the artists just £6.
Thank you to the amazing @lisa_cole_designer and @brislexic for their wonderful murals, providing a splash of life onto the shop front.
We can’t wait to see more #KnowleWestWishes murals and for Community RePaint Bristol South to reopen.
Could you brighten up your local community spaces? Find affordable paint at your local Community RePaint scheme here.