Commercial mural and workshop
Keuhne and NagelKuehne and Nagel are an international logistics company, they have a number of high profile clients, and were looking at ways they could strengthen their team to enable them to meet aggressive new business targets. The Directors arranged three days of strategy and planning, for both the business development team and the directors of each area of the business, to develop a better understanding of roles and responsibilities and encourage team playing.
The end result was spectacular. “You have made us all look really talented.” one participant said. The mural now hangs proudly in the main stairwell of the UK headquarters and attracts a lot of attention. Each delegate also received a framed photograph of the finished mural to keep. “The finished canvas looks brilliant …and a huge thank you for all the hard work you did – all the feedback I’ve had has been incredibly positive.” was the verdict of the Director who arranged the day.
“The vision, design and artistry for our mural was absolutely perfect and captured beautifully what we wanted to achieve as a school. From initial design to completion, Sarah was a delight to work with and demonstrated the utmost professionalism. The children and our school community are so proud of the seeing the finished product at school as it brings creativity, life and a sense of vibrancy to our playground. Thank you so much for your incredible work – we look forward to having more of it around school! “
Erika Eisele, Deputy Head
School community mural
Camelot Primary SchoolCamelot Primary School is a large school in south London that has been in special measures for a number of years. In September 2016, a new management team were appointed and given just 3 years to bring the school to an outstanding status. The physical building has a number of challenges and is, on the whole, a very depressing and uninspiring place. The new Head and his deputy, saw improvement of the environment as a priority.
The children watched eagerly as their designs appeared on the wall and their excitement was tangible. The end result was spectacular. “The difference you have made is immeasurable.” said deputy head Erika Eisele, “a huge thank you from all of us.” The school have already commissioned further work in the KS1 and Year 6 areas.
Large exterior branding mural
MK GalleryIn 2011, The Gallery in Milton Keynes embarked on a major rebranding exercise. The Gallery is one of the countries leading art galleries and attracts exhibitions from all over the world. The purpose built building had been painted pink for an Michael Craig Martin exhibition in 2004 and this had created a major talking point in a city filled with art installations. The Gallery wanted to explore the idea of transferring their branding onto the outside of the building, to once again, get the city talking.
The mural was well received at the opening and continues to be a focal point for the Central Milton Keynes area. It is used as a backdrop by photographers and artists on a regular basis. “We are grateful to Sarah for her hard work in getting the mural to achieve it’s objective.” said a gallery spokesman.
Footnote May 2018
The gallery is undergoing a major expansion due to be completed in Spring 2019. Charlotte Designs have been approached again to paint a new mural onto the outside of the gallery.
Care home murals
Dovecote ManorDovecote Manor is a 40 bedroom care home with a specialist dementia unit. The home had recently been redecorated, and many areas and been given ‘faux brick’ wallpaper and large ‘front door’ stickers to give a street appearance. Whilst this had worked, the manager and team leader knew that there was still something missing and had even grander plans for the central hub of the dementia floor.
The end result was an amazing transformation. “Your art work is brill and has brightened up the living space for our residents. And made the ideas that were in my head become real. The residents love it, the staff love it and our visitors love it what more could we ask for !!” Said Team Leader Nicola Jackson. Staff report a big increase in the use of the area, a reduction in aggression and an increase in sociability. A huge testament to the vision of the staff and a great testimonial for murals.
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