Forest Writers Mural Project

Griffiths, Jason ORCID: 0000-0002-4827-4508, Deeks, Roger and Cousins, Tom (2018) Forest Writers Mural Project. [Artefact]

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Abstract

As a part of the Reading the Forest project, led by UOG academics Jason Griffiths and Roger Deeks, two public murals have been created that, in a highly visible way, profile six of the authors at the heart of the project: three in East Dean, and three in West Dean. The Reading the Forest project aims to increase public consciousness of the Forest of Dean's literary heritage. The murals were designed by local artist Tom Cousins in close consultation with Jason Griffiths and Roger Deeks, the mural project being managed by Jason Griffiths. Cousins created the design based upon research carried out by Griffiths and Deeks, and through numerous design meetings & discussions with them. The information fliers, made available through local venues, libraries, schools, and tourist information, provide background and context to each of the authors depicted. Research and design for the fliers was carried out by Griffiths, with contribution from Deeks. For each mural a community launch event was staged by Griffiths and Deeks in close consultation with the literary estates & families of the writers concerned, as well as local stakeholders, and local print and broadcast media. The murals, in highly visible locations in two market towns in the Forest, have enhanced the visual environment, and acted as a tangible sign of the areas literary heritage.

Item Type: Artefact
Additional Information: East Dean Writers Mural, Cinderford, launch event to mark completion held on Wednesday 18th July 2018. West Dean Writers Mural, Coleford, launch event to mark completion held on Saturday 3rd November 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literature; Forest of Dean; Public art; public history
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Jason Griffiths
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 12:55
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 12:55
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6249

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