Update on the Fisherton Street Mural
Work on the mural has begun!
A call for entries in January of this year resulted in 25 submissions, the judging panel, after a rigorous process, selected a work that fulfilled the brief of looking to the future, whilst exhibiting consideration for the diverse nature of the locality. David and Lily are partners, working both independently and in collaboration on joint projects with an international reputation for successful murals in New York, London, Tokyo and Barcelona. David’s work explores space both physical and spiritual. While Lily is a figurative and literal artist placing a strong emphasis on the natural world. Their collaboration on the Fisherton Street mural is cleverly and sympathetically appropriate to the location of this branch of the river Avon, incorporating references to global nature as well as local ecosystems.
The Society has long been holding funds for a project that would make a visual contribution to the Salisbury area. The idea of a mural was suggested, it was supported by the owner of the property and the realisation of the whole project made possible by the addition of a generous donation from a private donor.
Deborah Fox, owner of Fisherton Mill, in a recent article in The Journal about the current roadworks in Fisherton Street said, “I think having the money spent on the street is something really exciting, and the mural is going in as well at the beginning of the autumn on the coffee shop (Culture Coffee) and that will be a positive”.
Stephanie Siddons Deighton, Civic Society chair adds. “I am eagerly looking forward to the completion of this work and hope you will agree with me that the Society through this mural, fulfills one of our key aims of shaping the future, while making a significant contribution to Fisherton Street and public art in Salisbury”.
Footnote – The winter issue of the magazine will recount the full story of the mural from start to finish, describing the journey taken to get this ambitious project off the ground with comments and accounts from the many people involved.