Salisbury artist helps cultivates community spirit with allotment mural

A SALISBURY artist led a group of local people to create a mural at the Fisherton Farm Allotments last weekend (June 22 – 23).

The Allotments and Gardens Association Salisbury (AGAS) had to relocated due to the creation of the Salisbury River Park and its shop now has a new home at Fisherton Farm Allotments.

One of their shipping containers was particularly in need of brightening up, and so their team approached Studio Response,  the organisation that has curated the new artworks at the River Park, to see if they could help.

Fred getting stuck in with the makeover of the shipping container Picture: Studio Response

Local artist Fred Fieber, who has recently completed a mural at the Coach Park, said he was “delighted” to get involved.

Fred’s mural features vegetables, with bands of colour in the background from the River Park colour palette.

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The palette was created by pupils from South Wilts Grammar School working with local artist Zac Newham, and is inspired by the nature of the River Park.

Local people were invited to come along and lend a hand to paint the container with Fred, and also to see the AGAS Scarecrow competition.

Funding for this mural was provided as part of the Salisbury River Park project, which is being delivered by the Environment Agency, in partnership with Salisbury City Council and Wiltshire Council.

The Young Gallery in Salisbury Library currently has an exhibition about the new artworks for the River Park

AGAS are always looking for new members and volunteers









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