In autumn 2019, Spotlight, Poplar HARCA and Art Clubbers CIC teamed up with award- winning street artist, Rosie Woods, to bring “Poplar Paints” – an exciting programme aimed to get young people involved in the process of creating street art in the borough.
Over October 2019 half-term, Rosie led a four-day workshop with young people from Aberfeldy Estate to develop skills in that culminated in an intimate exhibition of their work at the former Lansbury Micro Museum.
Following her work with the young people, Rosie created a large, colourful mural outside the new fashion workspace and training centre, Poplar Works. The piece reflects the vibrancy and diversity of the local community through the overarching theme of fashion and industry.
Poplar Paints is looking to enter phase 3 in 2020.