Writings on the Wall

‘Free, the hedges grow’ is a mural project which speaks to the vibrant tight-knit community within Garnethill. We began an extensive research process into Garnethill – talking with residents to gain insight into people’s first-hand experiences. Searching through the archives of the Women’s Library and The Mitchell Library for old documents and photographs relating to the area. Scouting out ideal walls within the community to paint on, we merged type development with illustrative elements to create a bold, colourful composition. It was important to us that the mural spoke to the notion of putting time and effort into the community, creating a natural cycle that carries through the generations.