Saturday 6th March saw the opening for one day of a huge project involving over 75 artists located on the Market Estate on North Road N7.
I was invited to participate in the project and instantly fell in love with the space I was given.
Estates are weird places in a sense that strangers make their lives together or alternatively people can live out reclusive lives on their own.
I tasked myself to paint out all the rooms under the theme 'Where will I spend my happy days?'
The first week was spent totally transforming the garden and the shed and getting rid of the rubbish which seemed endless. During the painting I met the previous tenant Andrea and her children who managed to tell me a little history of the place and their memories of living on the Market Estate.
Whilst clearing out the shed I found a fascinating stack of books from a deceased tenant including a 50s book on magic and a racist titled book since re-titled and written by none other than Agatha Christie.
The Market Estate is soon to be demolished along with the work. You can see the project here and a film version here
On the day, some of the artwork was given away including a huge teddy from the kitchen and some specially made hand cut miserable wood flowers.