Heritage Banners created by local school children are flying high above the High Road as the first set of conservation works begins on The Bricklayers Arms.
Lara and Zoe ran a series of workshops with local students from Harris Primary Coleraine Park and Risley Avenue Primary that explored Victorian typography: stencilling and monoprinting words and phrases from then and now. Magazine collage was also used to playfully explore the shape and texture of items that you could have found and still find on the street.
Lara and Zoe created six banners using the artwork: each banner is based on a real site or store on the high street: a beauticians, a barbers, a grocery store, a pub, café and a cake shop. They kept a blog of their journey here: https://yoyoclipclop.tumblr.com/archive
Lara Harwood is an award winning illustrator and printmaker and Zoe Payne is an artist who works with collage and drawing. Both enjoy engaging in large scale work that responds to site and community.
With special thanks to Natasha Johnson of Tottenham Regeneration and Eleni Markou of Coombes Croft Library and all the wonderful volunteers who helped with the workshops. Thank you to Heritage Lottery Fund and Tottenham Grammar School Foundation for their support.