River Don Mural

Doncaster teens have turned an eyesore on the River Don into a piece of street art to be proud of. 

Working with local artist Chris Swain and in partnership with Remedi, young people from Targeted Youth Support and Doncaster Children’s Services Trust have created the mural on Power Station Road Bridge, which celebrates the natural heritage of the Don and the fact that Salmon are now returning to the river

Youth Art before

Above: the bridge ‘before’                                                              Below: the bridge ‘after’

Youth Art Completed

The mural includes leaping Salmon, as well as the iconic Kingfisher, dragonflies and heron. The bridge on Power Station Road was chosen because it is near the start of the Trust’s ‘Don Valley Way’ trail, which is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Although this stretch of the River Don is picturesque, the bridge had been heavily graffitied. Now we hope people will enjoy walking and spending time along the river, knowing that it is being cared for and looked after by volunteers.

20160810_14433620160810_15514420160810_15540320160810_15545720160810_15550320160810_155825We would like to thank:
Remedi, the young people from Targeted Youth Support and Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
Chris Swain, visual artist
The Home Office | Doncaster Prison for their permission to paint the mural
DCRT volunteers
Heritage Lottery Fund and match funders

 

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