Pop Brixton mural created by street artist Tizer gifted to Make Shift Foundation

By Camomile Shumba
September 20 2019, 16.45

Street artist Tizer was live in action yesterday at London’s Pop Brixton creating a mural to showcase the diversity and spirit of the neighbourhood.

Brixton is famous for its multi-ethnic community and its history is rich with a passionate community at its core all of which is showcased in Tizer’s latest design.

This latest 6.5ft by 13ft mural is part of a deeply embedded tradition of artistic expression through graffiti and street art in the area.

Tizer said: “As a south Londoner I love creating pieces that tie-in with where I’ve grown up, and it’s easy to be inspired by the vibrant culture all around here in Brixton.”

The finished mural, shown off to crowds last night, was then gifted to the local charity Make Shift Foundation by the Johnnie Walker team that commissioned the artwork.

Bayo Obasaju, Make Shift Foundation programme lead, said: “Make Shift Foundation is absolutely committed to investing in the long-term future of communities through working with young people to help them realise their potential.

“Young people in Brixton inherit a multi-layered and rich culture, we are continually inspired to see how they are able to channel and shape it to help them meet some of the challenges they face.”

The event was a collaboration with Johnnie Walker’s Whisky and Pop Brixton.

Johnnie Walker brand ambassador Ali Reynolds, was also on hand to make the range of Johnnie Walker Highballs.

The Pop Brixton community includes some of London’s most exciting new entrepreneurs working in food, drink, retail, design and the creative industries. James Leay, managing director of Pop Brixton said: “We are very excited to have the incredibly talented Tizer paint this mural for Brixton and we loved having members of the public take a peek of this latest piece.

“We are pleased to see this project support the great efforts of the MS Foundation which aims to widen access to enterprise and employment opportunities in the local community.”

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