On The Verge reveal Griffin underpass artwork in Milton Keynes

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As part of the ‘Underpasses: connecting people connecting places’ project, On The Verge unveiled the first of two new underpass artworks and hosted a community performance by more than 100 residents and children on Friday.

The new Griffin artwork design - at the Conniburrow/Downs Barn underpass is inspired by conversations with the community and the accompanying performance featured the children of Southwood and Germander Park schools and the Conniburrow Community Choir.

This celebration featured a brief outdoor performance and the unveiling of two interpretation panels within the underpass itself.

On The Verge are working in close partnership with local residents, artists and project partners: MK Council, The Parks Trust and the MK City Discovery Centre, to enhance two underpasses that link the original CMK estates, with an aim to collectively create a more positive identity and instil greater pride and ownership.

The Heritage Lottery Funded project has commissioned the artists’ collective RARA to work with local residents on the transformation of the Conniburrow/Downs Barn underpass, and later this month, the Fishermead/Oldbrook underpass.