Artist Zaman Mohammed works with children from the Orchard Estate in Woodford Green

Children's art brings splash of colour to estate

Front row: Children from the Orchard Estate. Back row: Artist Zaman Mohammed, Roding Ward councilors Gwyneth Deakins, Felicity Banks and Ian Bond

Festina and Dafina Kodra and artist Zaman Mohammed

Daniel Ferrell with his mural on the Orchard Estate

Lois Jusu painted a mural on the Orchard Estate.

Michael Jusu

Festina and Dafina Kodra with some of their work.

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Children from the Orchard Estate in Woodford Green turned a blank wall into an art gallery.

Artist Zaman Mohammed, 42, has been working with the youngsters over half term to produce a series of colourful paintings.

The Orchard estate is currently undergoing a major programme of works to install a number of energy-saving improvements.

The children’s paintings have been placed on a temporary white wall which surrounds contractor cabins on the estate.

Mr Mohammed, who has a studio in Brick Lane, said: “It was an absolute pleasure working with the children.

“They all asked me if they could do some more painting with me and I think their art is stunning.

“Hopefully the council can find a permanent home for the art once the works on the estate are finished.”


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