Monstrous Mural And The Lizard Den

17 Nov

High Street

Today I joined some fellow artists to take over the keys for a new artspace in Swansea’s High Street, an area of urban regeneration. It’s a second, temporary, setting for Swansea Print Workshop and we have it for three months, to do experimental work, to exhibit, to interact with the community and to collaborate. It’s a fairly new commercial premises owned by the Coastal Group Housing Association and the area is part of the new Urban Village scheme.


We got stuck in straight away. One side of the vast space is in good nick but the other side has the most monstrous mural I’ve ever seen. The figures are either hideous – a WAG fairy princess complete with fake tan – or terrifying. Mad eyed goblins and psychopathic Medieval knights glower under a sky heavy with huge menacing crows. To cap it all, it’s been painted in graffitti spray paint so it will need quite a few coats of white to get rid of it. The ceilings are very high so we had to make sure that Health and Safety was to the fore. And there was a Lizard Den, without a lizard, but going by the smell, there was plenty of lizard wee soaked into the wood. I managed to avoid cleaning that.

9 Responses to “Monstrous Mural And The Lizard Den”

  1. karasartisticaladventures November 18, 2015 at 21:40 #

    Reblogged this on karasartisticaladventures and commented:
    This is what we have been working on over the last few days! Phew!

  2. Donna Sands November 18, 2015 at 16:59 #

    Lovely Space!

  3. allesistgut November 18, 2015 at 08:45 #

    You’re so hardworking. It looks like a beautiful place. I’m looking forward to see the outcome when you get rid of that mural. 🙂 Have a lovely day. Stormy greetings from the Baltic Sea… and more storm is on the way.

    • Rosie Scribblah November 19, 2015 at 00:46 #

      Thank you, we’re having the storm now before we send it over to you 😀

  4. Leonie Andrews November 18, 2015 at 07:59 #

    Just think of the service to the community you will be doing just by getting rid of that awful mural.😊 Whatever where they thinking?

  5. SiverBlack November 18, 2015 at 00:00 #

    It looks like a great space. I look forward to seeing what you all do with it!

    • Rosie Scribblah November 18, 2015 at 05:22 #

      Getting rid of the awful mural isn’t easy. Never mind.

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