Junction Graffiti Art Walks
Join us for a special two hour guided walk along the Canal where we explore the historical canal from a contemporary perspective through street art and graffiti.
The walk starts at the old Lock canal cottage on Belmont Row here we join the canal and walk towards the Grand Union Canal past the Camp Hill Lock to exit the canal at Bordesley. We then walk across the road down Upper Trinity Street to take in some of the areas street art until we reach our final destination at The Ruin on St Ann’s Street where we will be screening in partnership with Flatpack some graffiti film shorts.
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Founder Ghost Streets
Tracey Thorne has lived in Birmingham since the late 1980s. She has spent over twenty five years working with local communities and has a Masters degree in Public Health. In 2018 she founded Ghost Streets CIC which delivers arts and culture projects working collaboratively with communities. Tracey spends the rest of her time working on independent projects to document hand-painted walls found in streets around the world.
She has been visiting Jamaica since 2009.
This exhibition builds on Tracey’s work to document and share stories that explore the ephemeral landscape found in streets and urban spaces. With a particular interest in hand-painted advertising signs, street art and graffiti, Tracey’s original research has produced the largest photographic survey of hand-painted street signs (ghost signs) in Birmingham.
Through her work Tracey fuses together the act of walking the streets to discover alternative ways to navigate and think about places, exploring themes connected to ‘freedom and space’. Tracey uses street photography within this context to connect with the space and to record the stories which are written on the walls.