HMG Paints supports local homeless project


Manchester-based HMG Paints recently supplied a myriad of coloured masonry paints to a local initiative supporting the homeless in Manchester, UK.

A large selection of homeless charities and supporting companies came together to create a mural located on Ducie Street, Manchester, which has now been unveiled.

The mural, aptly named ‘The Doodle on Ducie Street’, has been created to launch the International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival in November, which aims to explore and celebrate the role of the arts in tackling homelessness around the world.

The project was completed within a week using HMG Paints water-based masonry paint and was organised by Laing O’Rourke, who supported the funding of the project alongside Human Appeal.

“HMG were delighted to be called upon for involvement in this local project.

“The mural looks fantastic and portrays a really powerful message, creating conversation ahead of the Arts and Homelessness Summit,” said Gracienne Ikin, Marketing and Communications Executive, HMG Paints Ltd.

Unveiled on October 2, the mural was created by internationally renowned New York activist and graffiti artist, Joel Bergner together with two local artists and more than 30 people who have experienced or currently experience homelessness.

“We began this journey three years ago and with the support from the community, supporting organisations and companies, large projects like these are possible.

“Most importantly, the participants have created a powerful message through the art on the mural.

“I think it represents that people who have been homeless have so much to give and contribute to the community,” said Mr Bergner.

The International Arts and Homelessness Festival will run from November 12-18, and is free to attend, although you need to apply for a ticket.

50% of delegate tickets will be made available to people who are, or have been, homeless.

HMG Paints Ltd is a family owned business situated in Manchester.

Now the UK’s largest independent Paint Manufacturer, HMG is proud to work alongside customers to create the very best individual service and tailored solutions for them. 


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