Public Art

Oasis Urban Art Project 2019

Thanks to funding from Hesters Way Partnership (HWP), the High Sheriff of Gloucestershire and Bence Builders Merchants, local young people were able to paint a sick(!) mural next to the new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) at Oasis on Princess Elizabeth Way.

Twenty local youngsters helped come up with designs in workshops at the Oasis Centre with the help of a local urban artist Slaz. The ideas generated were then translated into a huge mural using spray paints to create the mural above. Plans are afoot to complet ethe mural in the summer of 2021

King George V – Listening Dragon 2018

WCP has worked with artist Rob Olins from Coleford, local children at the Rowanfield School and the local community to regenerate the Listening Dragon artwork in KGV playing fields.

The piece includes two concrete disks which reflect sound and is based on the earliest airship detection systems which were designed by the precursor to GCHQ. The wood sleepers represent the body of a dragon emerging from the surface of the earth – appropriate as its King George’s field!

The project was financed by public art funds from the GlosCol site on Devon Avenue and from the Summerfield Trust

Hesters Way Story Chair 2011 

Thanks to public art funds released from the section 106 agreement at a housing development off Rowanfield Road a scheme was developed with local sculptor Natasha Houseago and Digital artist David Grange to produce the Hesters Way Story Chair. The chair is on display in the Hesters Way library lobby.

Making the Story Chair – Natasha Houseago

You can see (and sit on!) the finished chair in the children’s area at the Hesters Way Library on Goldsmith Road

Mosaic Murals 2006

In the Hesters Way Partnership worked with Cheltenham in Bloom to develop 6 mosaic murals for the wall of the HWCRC commemorating the local area. The murals were created by local groups from Cheltenham Borough Homes, GlosColl, the St Aidans Church  and Monkscroft School.

Hesters Way Mural

Springbank Urban Art Project 2007

During the construction of the Springbank Community Centre Hesters Way Partnership worked with the Art Gallery and Museum to deliver a community urban art project. The results of the project, produced to a large extent by young people form the vicinity of the centre were stunning.