Girl’s artwork to become street mural in Swindon after winning competition

After fierce competition, the work of a young girl from Swindon was chosen to become a mural in the town.

The Redcliffe Collective, which recently transformed a graffiti-covered wall on Redcliffe Street in Rodbourne, has been running the competition for children aged 12 and under for the past few weeks.

Their goal was to find the next source of inspiration for the artist group’s next piece of public street art and after members of the public voted between the last two entries on a Facebook poll, Christina’s entry Paterson, 12, was declared the winner.

Christina in front of St. Augustine’s Church

Christina’s father Robin said his daughter, whose design was based on her love of skating and included focal points from across the region, was exceptionally speechless when she found out she had won.

“All I could get from her was that she was ‘shocked to bits! “, but she said she was so happy to have her photo chosen and was very excited to see her art recreated “jumbo”, as she put it,” he said.

Christina has just left school at Even Swindon where she was headmistress and is now looking forward to the challenges of secondary school in September.

She said she heard about the contest in the school newsletter and knew she had to enter.

“I had been watching the progress of the murals on Redcliff Street for some time, then I saw the competition in my school newsletter and inspiration struck – and I immediately knew what my picture would be. I wanted to show myself skating around Rodbourne with the main focal points of our community.

Swindon announcer:

Christina loves to skate. She said she loved the feeling of freedom it gave her and even learned how to do it.

Her father added: “Christina is tenacious and will strive to master new skills, whether it’s learning to sew or how to roller skate, no matter how many attempts it takes or how many shins. bruised or severed knees. His perseverance always inspires me.”

Second place was submitted by a 6-year-old girl named Emily, who just missed out on victory.

Swindon announcer:

All of the shortlisted entry drawings that the Redcliffe Collective received from children in Swindon were put on display at St Augustine’s Church in Rodbourne so that everyone could view the art on display.

Helen Salter of The Redcliffe Collective said: “Wow what local talent! Thank you to all the children and parents for taking the time to participate. We really have amazing budding artists too!

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