Art of Protest Projects and Malton Town Council are excited to bring the ever talented London based but Scarborough bred artist duo STATIC to the town of Malton! They’re celebrating their nearest painting to home as they take a derelict and disused bus shelter and transform it into a bright, energetic and colourful visual that completely changes the vibe of the street.
The goal of this transformation is to uplift and bring people’s attention to a structural space that was once an eye sore, but through imagination and creativity was turned into an urban art gem – just the first of many more to come in the town of Malton.
Street art has a captivating way to not only visually change a landscape, but also to draw people towards certain areas and start conversations about what colour, pattern and design mean and how they amplify a background. Whether a town or business wants to send a message, make a space feel safe or simply elevate and beautify an eyesore, urban art is the most effective vehicle of which to do so.
Jeff Clark, director of Art of Protest Projects said “To be given the opportunity to convert a shelter on a street which was a country road seemed like a fun and exciting way to change a landscape. The fact that there is a school next door is what really got me excited. What’s better than being able to spark imagination and creativity into young people? We are so amped by the reception this shelter makeover has already received and cannot wait to continue splashing colour around Malton.”
Artist Craig Evans said “It was great to take on and transform this overlooked and unassuming piece of public architecture. Being no longer in use and seemingly belonging to no one – we hope that our intervention here will inject some colour and creativity into the area and inspire the children from Malton Community Primary School and the people of Malton to see the potential in more public places and to take a fresh look at their surroundings.”
Cllr Paul Emberley, Malton’s Town Mayor said: “This is a fantastic transformation of a once-scruffy bus shelter and brings a little more cheer to our amazing town. People love it.”
Malton Town Clerk, Gail Cook said “The shelter is a few metres away from two of our schools and we wanted to create something really special that would inspire the children too – and these talented artists Craig and Tom have well and truly delivered!”