“Wave” – Marja Bonada (2010)

Oswestry is getting a second street-art mural through Footfall. This time the artist is Cambrian Studio Buildings artist and Chicken Gallery member Marja Bonada. We spotted Marja on Friday, on her way to a photo session with Buzz and The Advertiser – so look for the press release on the project in the paper this coming week.

She’s been given the job of painting-in the windows and doors of the music studio at the back of The George pub at the top of the Bailey Head (some of you may remember the “Shamanix” sign scrawled on the studio’s plywood door).

Marja’s probably best known to all of us for her installation work – like “Wave”, which was in the Willow Gallery when it first opened. But she’s also an accomplished painter as well. On the edge of the market square, this is a highly visible site, so congratulations to Marja for getting this particular gig.

If it’s as well received as the train mural opposite Wilkinson’s, then it would be nice to think that this could pave the way for a lot more of this kind of “public art” throughout Oswestry. Now all we need is that sculpture of Jude’s on the Mile End roundabout!

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