Gainsborough Square shutters set for a refresh
Gainsborough Square will soon have a new fresher look as a community artist (or a team of two) are being commissioned to design and deliver new shop-shutter paintings in the square.
Bristol City Council say that they have accessed some funding to help local shopkeepers to refresh the look of the two shopping parades, and this will involve repainting the shutters and new shop signs. This project could include other things such as elements of the shop frontages such as window designs and perhaps new planters outside the shops.
A significant part of the work is engaging local people in the project, as the shops are a central part of the local area, frame the central square and are very important to local people.
They go on to say that the paintings on the shutters should appeal to a wide range of people. It is important that local residents feel involved in the change happening in their area and this project provides a good opportunity for engagement as well as a valuable arts opportunity.