Spray Paint A Car Prize For Good Graffiti Winners
7:36am 26th March 2014
Creative youngsters will get the chance to spray paint a car to celebrate the success of West Dorset's Good Graffiti project.
The 6 month street art project saw blank walls covered in colourful paintings.
One of the designs under Damers Road Railway Bridge sparked a wave of controversy for featuring a cowboy and a gun.
Part of the work was covered up despite a campaign to keep the spray paint artwork in its original state,
Awards will be handed out to the designers at a special ceremony next week (April 3rd) and a car will be redesigned with paint by the young art enthusiasts.
The Good Graffiti project was set up to reduce vandalism and damage caused by unsightly graffiti and tagging by channelling the talents and energy of people who want to do graffiti into something positive.
Cllr Gillian Summers said: "The car will be sporting our Good graffiti logo and will be painted in a Jurassic theme, and will be a wonderful way to round off our project.
"As well as giving street artists a legal way to express their art we will be contributing to two very good charities. I hope lots of residents will drop by between 6pm and 7.30pm to see the progress with the car."
The awards ceremony will include a screen presentation with a message from musician and DJ Goldie and free food and drinks. Posters will be available to buy of some of the best works produced over the course of the project.