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Rose Hill Station Marple Tracy McGuiness-Kelly

Local artist, Tracy McGuiness-Kelly, is working on a major new collaborative mural project in association with Friends of Rose Hill Station.            

The plan is to cover several panels of the concrete wall in the car park area of Rose Hill Station with painted wooden discs of different sizes to reflect the many features of life in the Marple area covering:

History, heritage, people, places, buildings, landmarks

Environmental themes

Train travel and rail safety

Natural beauty, nature and wildlife

Life and leisure in Marple, the Middlewood Way, walks, cycling, skateboarding, climbing, dog walking

Community helpers and public services

In addition to supplying the discs and other materials, Tracy also plans to provide a lot of visual inspiration to get you started. The completed discs will be weatherproofed and installed by volunteers from Friends of Rose Hill Station. Start-up funding has been supplied by the South East Manchester Community Rail Partnership and CrossCountry trains with additional funding in the pipeline.

All the local schools are already on board, but Tracy is also looking for people who have some artistic skills and/or who just really enjoy creating art with real enthusiasm and who are willing to try their best. Of course, professional artists would also be welcome. 

All are welcome to participate – existing groups with a focus on art, special needs, senior citizens etc., young and old who love making art at home, people who have vintage photos and/or special memories to share, etc.

The whole process will be documented, with the finished mural reflecting all the wonderful things about Marple, the skills, interests and diversity of its community, its history, its heritage and its future. This will be a visual celebration for all to enjoy and feel proud to have been a part. 

The artist is planning a couple of open days / information days where people can come and find out about the project and sign up. Contact Tracy at rosehillstationmural@gmail.com

Follow the project on the ‘Friends of Rose Hill Collaborative Community Mural’ Facebook page.