Samantha Beau and Street Chalks

My front was converted to a community chalk board in 2015.

Whilst painting the fence in a very traditional coat to match the homes in my street, my friend suggested putting up a chalk board space.

At first I was ambivalent and concerned about unwanted graffiti (you know the sort I mean) but the excitement and potential fun aspect took over.

The chalk board became a suburb icon with many people stopping to draw, or have their photos taken, or even just to talk while I drew.

I decided to have 2 separate boards – one for art and prompting conversations around art, and the other for animals and causes.

The results were amazing.

The concept a massive success and was featured in the newspaper. The full article is here.

These are some of the images over that time