OUR HISTORY: Making Murals was established by Isabella Demetriou (nee Wesoly), in 1997, in a bid to promote art in the community. As a part of her teaching practice, issues of art in health were researched, which enabled the further development of her visual art practice. Her first commission was a Summer project, funded by the Arts Lottery, though her first project was a 'World Theme' mural in 1986, at the Oak Tree Community Centre, South Acton, London (emerging after painting a mural, on her bedroom wall, in the now demolished tower block 'Barrie House') and funded with paint from Dulux Paint.
Visual arts practices, which have included young and old alike are included in the menu (under 'Our Projects')
Voluntary teaching was also conducted at St. Vincent's school, London, with pupils aged 9-11 yrs. This included showing them how to create a colour wheel; and re-creating images from 'Old Masters' and getting the pupils to match the colours in the original and mix them before painting onto the copy images. The paintings produced with St. Vincent's pupils were used in the background of scenes from 'The Vicar of Dibley' TV series, with Dawn French.
MaKing Murals Limited
Seeds for Visual Arts & Craft
OUR MISSION: Visual arts practices expanded from mural making on architectural walls, to storytelling on digital walls and remains open to working with community for communities.
Opportunities exist for collaborative media works, building upon existing (founding) creative media for education and associated peace craft practices.
Music and visual media hold prospects in sound and vision (as art for/with music), in creative entertainment.
Every picture tells a story.
Our ‘EPIC’ mnemonic stands for Emotional, Physical, Intellectual, Creative, all of which have degrees of application in any story. Making Murals Limited ventures further into new space, with opportunities for communites to collaborate with pre-determined plus unique branches of storylines.
Works created to date, under nominal license with BNC GIFTS ®, echo our founding mission of art ‘for and by communities’ now in ‘EPIC’ journeys of feelings and experience.