Urban art goes rural at Croome

Street artist Silent Hobo perfects his interpretation of Maria Gunning on the scaffold wrap

Think street art is only in urban landscapes? See it at Croome, at the heart of rural south Worcestershire, and it's 40 foot high.

Scaffold solution

Working with creative and emerging talent is one of the many ways in which Croome is doing things differently to other country houses.
 
We've just started £4million repair work to Croome Court and scaffold wrap covers the majority of the north side of house.
 
In keeping with the spirit of sharing Croome more widely and in an inspirational fashion, we have commissioned five very talented street artists to brighten up the wrap.
 
 

A first for us

This scale of art in this form is a first for the county of Worcestershire, the National Trust and a rarity in this country.
 
The designs are based on the characters that have lived, loved and worked at Croome. They include the dashing 6th Earl in his red velvet jacket alongside his famously beautiful but tragic wife Maria Gunning, the grand designer 'Capability' Brown and a cheeky 1950s schoolboy.
 
 

See the street art

The artists range from the experienced to the new including an artist based on Croome's doorstep. Each artist has tackled a different aspect of the overall design.
 
Watch one of the scaffold wrap pieces being produced in the time-lapse video below: 

Street Art Goes Rural from Creative Croome on Vimeo.