SHUTTERS on a parade of shops in Holme Wood have been transformed into colourful pieces of art to represent the memories of the residents on the estate.

The project, called Paint on the Parade aims to 'renew the community ethos on the estate, 'bring it back to life' and 'spruce up the area.'

It is one of many artwork projects popping up across the district, as Bradford Council is partnering with local artists to create a series of street art as part of a push to attract people back to town and village centres as the Pandemic eases.


Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The shutters before the project took placeThe shutters before the project took place

In Holme Wood, Kayle Mc Coy, the Founder of The United Art Project and Lauren Batty from OutLOUD organised the project.

Kayle said: "We received some funding and were commissioned by Bradford council us and the local community have been able to design the shutters on the shops at Broadstone Way and we have also involved the local residents in the design and development by holding groups where they can talk about their ideas and what they'd like to see.

"There's nobody on the estate that's excluded, anybody can come and have a look, and anybody can come and have their idea designed. We wanted everybody to be involved, and I'm sure the residents of Holmewood will be grateful for some positivity to come out of the estate."

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Professional artists known in their field as Rota One and Cortisol Kid spent two weeks spray painting and designing the murals, says Kayle, "and our local residents and Volunteers Sam and Carole Coldwell gave up their time to make sure all was completed on time, without them we would not have managed to do so much!" she added.

Other artwork projects across the district, as part of the Spring Back 2022 campaign include an initiative called 'A Closer View" on Leeds Road where three concrete street bollards have been transformed into beautiful paintings to show the natural world from different perspective. 

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The Streets Ahead project where Trapezium Arts and documentary photographer Cath Muldowney are joining forces to bring high quality and eye-catching photographic portraits to vacant shopfronts in Great Horton, Wibsey and Queensbury.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “This fantastic street art and series of events are designed to reconnect people with the places they love. I’m delighted that we have been able to commission local creatives to work with people from local communities."