Community Brand Case Study: Rainbow Garages

Garages painted in the colours of the rainbow to celebrate diversity, it’s all happening in 2017!

Dave Bush and Rich Wilson, who live in Sycamore Court – a row of houses off The Parade near Princes Avenue – got thinking about a way they could breathe new life into their courtyard while marking Hull’s year in the spotlight.

Dave explained: “We thought it would be great to do our own piece of artwork to celebrate City of Culture, while sprucing up the neighbourhood and celebrating diversity.

“There were 21 drab looking garages so we came up with the idea to paint them in the seven colours of the rainbow.

“The project was supported by local businesses, who kindly donated the paint and residents came together to be the artists and bring the creation to life.

“We hope that we may inspire other communities to get creative – this shows there are ways and means of doing things relatively cheap if you all pull together.”

Dave and Rich signed up to use Hull 2017’s community brand. Are you doing something positive in your neighbourhood in 2017. Get in touch and be part of the story.