A partnership of the Canal & River Trust, Oxford City and County Councilors, Thames Valley Police, the local boating community and the Waterways Management Company, worked together to promote the Oxford Canal Mural Project.
The partnership worked with local residents, boaters, colleges and schools to tackle the ongoing problem with graffiti along the canal corridor. Four new murals were created to cover the undersides of two bridges on the Waterways estate in north Oxford, the Elizabeth Jennings Way Bridge and the Frenchay Road Bridge.
Painting the murals was an opportunity to be proactive in demonstrating that the canal corridor is cared for by the local community and will act as a suitable welcome to the city for canal visitors by boat or on foot.
The murals were painted by artists Dan Wilson, Tom Webb and Richard Wilson. The designs were developed following a competition in schools and the local community. The murals were completed in summer 2016 and took four days to paint.
The murals are funded by a grant from Tesco Bags of Help
The murals featured on Thats Oxfordshire TV, BBC South Today and in the Oxford Times read about it here
For more information about the murals contact Tom Cox on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Waterways Management Committee contact the Chairman on email@example.com