Our Town Round The Yard – winner 3rd prize


3 Responses to “Our Town Round The Yard – winner 3rd prize”
  1. ria-jane cann says:

    this is fantastic , I love the idea of the kids putting personal items in, what a fab idea !

  2. This is terrific – Well done everybody involved! I particularly like the way the design links through all the panels with the wavy line of the shore and the strength of the colour pallette. Its brill!

  3. John says:

    This is a great mosaioc made by the kids – well done.

    I am planning a 7 metre mural and am interested to know what you used as the substrate for this outdoor work.

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Our Town Round The Yard – winner 3rd prize

Filed under: 2009 entries
School: West Park Primary School
Location: Hartlepool
Artist: Bub Bacon
Comments: 3 Comments


The idea for the mosaic came from the desire to brighten up appearance of the front of the school. We now have a decorative exterior mosaic that everyone can enjoy.

The mosaics were based on designs made by Year 5 and Year 6 children of landmarks in and around Hartlepool. The mosaic is made up of 9 panels and is approximately 12 metres long and 1 metre high. In all 150 children were involved in the project working closely with Bub Bacon, the artist responsible for the mosaics.

Work began in May of this year (2009) and took over 200 hours! It is a testament to the creative talent, enthusiasm and dedication of the children and staff involved. The children brought small, personal items to be include in the mosaics to serve as a lasting record of their involvement. For the most part the project was funded by the Friends of West Park School and the end result is a fantastic celebration of the town of Hartlepool.





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