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Colourful community art brightens up Bristol

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Five local artists and artist groups have successfully covered up graffiti with a range of new vibrant artwork at Fox Park viaduct in Easton, Bristol.

Network Rail and Severnside Community Rail Partnership jointly commissioned the five fabulous pieces of artwork which were created by Peace of Art, Silent Hobo, Graft, Anna Higgie, Dave Bain and Zoe Power.

The painting has taken two weeks to complete and aims to improve the overall look and feel of the area by making it a more pleasant environment for local communities and passers-by.

Each piece of art has been focused around a different theme, including promoting sustainable travel, bringing communities together and providing communities with a voice.

Steve Melanophy, Network Rail’s community safety manager, said: “It feels fantastic being able to see this art scheme completed from start to finish. The local artists have made a huge difference to the local area and the brightly coloured artwork reflects the true style of Easton and the wider Bristol community.

“We want Bristol’s railway infrastructure to be a clean and welcoming environment for passengers and local residents living alongside the railway. We hope that art schemes like this will encourage people to look after the infrastructure for generations to come.”

This is the latest example of a wider Network Rail initiative known as Project Sprint, that involves tackling graffiti hot spots on the railway across the south west, ensuring the condition and appearance of the railway is graffiti-free and well maintained.