Moseley Road Hoardings 2010 / by Claire Farrell

Moseley Road Hoardings

Birmingham, 2010

WERK commissioned artist Lucy McLauchlan to create a temporary intervention on hoardings surrounding a large-scale brownfield on Moseley Road, Birmingham.

The project intention was to transform the hoardings and uplift the area. The area was run down, a reflection of the many halted developments scattered across the city as a result of the economic downturn. The artists’ infamous bird murals depict ‘community’ to counterbalance the wasteland the site envelops.

Volunteers, WERK and service users of IWIC (engaging socially isolated Irish people across Birmingham) participated within the preparation of the hoardings, cleaning the area and cheerfully painting them on a very cold day.

Sponsored by Birmingham Joinery, and supported by Irish Welfare Information Centre & Birmingham Irish Community Forum With special thanks to Micky Rice, Michelle Aucott and Jake Genockey.