Suzanne Heath - North Road Primary School
Artist Molly Hawkins with a private commission in Granby Street, Liverpool.
Suzanne Heath - North Road Primary School
Basketball Court painted by Molly Hawkins, Writtle University College, Essex, 2021. Photograph ©

North Road Primary School
Engine Common, South Glos

North Road Community Primary School in Engine Common near Yate, South Gloucestershire is commissioning artist Molly Hawkins to undertake a residency at the school, culminating in a new permanent outdoor artwork for the school building and playground. The commission is funded by Cotswold Homes as part of their nearby housing development, The Grove. Molly was appointed in April 2022 and will be developing her designs over the coming months through visits to the school and a series of workshops. The work will be painted on site during the 2022 summer holidays.

About the artist 
Molly Hawkins is a Bristol-based visual artist and designer with a background in theatre design, costume, puppetry and illustration. Her large scale, vibrant interventions in public spaces spread joy using the power of colour and pattern. Molly trained in Theatre and Performance Design at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), graduating in 2013. She has painted bespoke artworks in Mexico, Germany, Poland, India and at sites across the UK including cafes, bars, workspaces, theatres, museums and arts centres. Past projects include a 3 x 3 basketball court mural at Writtle University College in Essex, a wall mural and several painted house fronts in Bristol, and the ‘Sparkasse Bank’ in Flensburg, Northern Germany. She was supported with a DYCP grant from Arts Council England in 2021 and has also received funding from the Abbey Harris Mural Fund. You can follow Molly on Instagram

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