Southport art students help to transform Kings Gardens grot spot with vibrant colour

Art and Design students from Southport College have been busy transforming a run down walkway in King’s Gardens, Southport, into a masterpiece!

Chloe Cassim, Saskia Woollam-Rees, Issy Fisher and Amy McGarry spent two days working on the mural in Southport’s popular seafront gardens, a project arrang?ed with Sefton Council as part of the ongoing restoration of King’s Gardens.

Kelly Broughton, Curriculum Leader for Art and Design, said, “We were asked to paint the mural in an area that is known for being tagged with graffiti.

“We spent two days painting the mural and the feedback from the public has been extremely positive.

“Many stopped to talk to us and commented on how happy they were that something was being done with the area. A lot of the public popped back on the second day to see the progress and complemented the girls on their good work.”

As part of this ongoing community project, Southport College Art and Design students have also been showcasing their work in art boxes around the gardens, which were originally opened by King George V more than a century ago.