September 2012: the wall has had yet another face-lift - above.
Eynsham youngsters received an unexpected invitation - to paint graffiti on a kickwall in the Oxford Road north-side playing field - on 26 October 2006. The wall was specially chosen for graffiti use because Eynsham residents had identified vandalism as their #1 priority to tackle locally. Members of Eynsham Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) hoped that it would stop this type of criminal damage occurring elsewhere in the village. And regular repainting has brought its own reward, with a steady stream of imaginative artworks.
2011 NOVEMBER: 'portable' graffiti take over at Eynsham's first Tasta Day - more >>
2010 JULY: the graffiti wall on Oxford Road playing fields has been stripped back and repainted, just in time for the school holidays. Meantime, a select quartet of paintings on the far side has been preserved in splendid gallery space. Click on the link above to View Slideshow >>
2010 JANUARY: a novel use for the graffiti wall - happy birthday, Olivia
The "whitewash" was almost completed by 13:30 ...
... and our local graffiti artist could only wait for the paint to dry.
Thames Valley Police recently invited youngsters to design a poster to help in the fight against criminal damage in their village.
The winning design in the 9-14 age category came from Jack Buss-Keating of Eynsham, seen here receiving his prize ...
Jack helps his brother prepare the kick wall for another artistic effort.
NAG members finishing off the paint job, with help from local police officers Gordon Richardson and Richard Conner.
Funding was provided by Eynsham Parish Council.
A new work of art takes shape: why not go and see the latest effort for yourself?
just before the floods of summer 2007
Young people have taken to the wall in a big way - every month a new image!
far side, same day ...