Date: Tuesday 19 August 2014
Artists and community groups in Taunton, Somerset, are being invited to get involved with a new neighbourhood mural project in association with the popular Taunton Deane Dragon Trail.
We are giving people the chance to decorate a giant canvas – the hoarding which surrounds our Langford Mead development in Norton Fitzwarren – with colourful dragon-themed artwork.
The hoarding is 2.4m high and a total of 21.5m long, so the project offers plenty of scope for artists of all ages and experience levels to express themselves and have their work displayed in public.
Anyone interested in taking part in this unique exhibition is urged to contact us in writing to explain why they would like to get involved.
Janine Copleston, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “The Taunton Deane Dragon Trail is really beginning to capture the imagination of locals and tourists alike, and now there’s a chance for artists and community groups to take this exciting concept to a whole new level!
“The hoarding which surrounds our Langford Mead development – located, fittingly enough, in Dragon Rise, Norton Fitzwarren – is functional but very plain, so it’s the ideal blank canvas for people to let their imaginations and creativity run wild with their dragon-themed artworks.
“We’re now accepting applications from interested individuals and organisations and we can’t wait to get the project started!”
The Taunton Deane Dragon Trail is a community initiative aimed at boosting tourism and raising money for good causes.
More than 30 painted dragon sculptures are located at various points around Taunton and people can follow a special trail guide to spot them all. Trail guides are available from Taunton Tourist Information Centre or at deanedragons.co.uk.
To get involved with the mural project, people can email Caroline.Pritchards@taylorwimpey.com.
Applicants should include a brief explanation of why they wish to take part in the project in their email, and all applications must be received by Friday 12th September 2014. We will notify the successful applicants shortly after and agree when the painting of the mural will take place.