We are Delighted to be able to confirm that we are going to be working in partnership with England Illegal Money Lending TeamNorton Priory Museum & Gardens and Halton Police on a new project focused on informing Halton residents about the dangers of Loan Sharks. 

The ‘Stop Loan Sharks Pixel Art Project’ will bring together a wide range of people from different backgrounds and experiences, to create a ‘Stop Loan Sharks’ pixel art stained glass window mosaic at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens in Runcorn, Halton. 

The finished artwork will be installed on the 1st-floor windows at Norton Priory and will be visible from the front of the building and inside on the mezzanine floor, allowing people to get up close to the artwork. The final design will be made up of a combination of community created pixel art and professional designs.  

We are going to be working with local schools and community groups, running workshops that teach the students how to create pixel art, while also informing them about the danger of loan sharks. 

We are hoping to have a celebration and unveiling event of the Artwork in April 2021

Sean spoke to Cath from England Illegal Money Lending Team about their mobile app that has recently been launched and also about some of the community projects MakoDigital Arts CIC have been involved in. 

This project follows on from our Stop Loan Sharks Live Graffiti Project where we worked with schools in Widnes and Runcorn to design and create a Stop Loan Sharks Graffiti mural at Widnes Market.  

Take a look at this video with highlights of our first project