On Friday I met with Izzy and Ant from the fabulous Graffwerk – the team behind Leicester’s bring the Paint Festival.
They told me all about their exciting plans to move into new premises on Frog Island which will enable them to expand on the work they do in the community. Their new premises will include a workshop space where schools can come along and take part in graffiti workshops, a cafe area and studios as well as space for resident artists. They will also be taking over responsibility for the canal which runs alongside their new premises enabling them to bring the area to life with new art installations!
Graffwerk works with the local community to identify legal graffiti areas for artists to establish their craft and open up Leicester as a key city in street art culture.