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Mark Titchner, Olivia, 2017. Photo by Simon Webb.
Mark Titchner, Olivia, 2017. Photo by Simon Webb.

Mark Titchner, Olivia, 2017. Photo by Simon Webb.

Two murals using the response, “Always be happy” by Olivia Taberner, painted by Mark Titchner and the young people (Olivia Taberner, Sophie Careing & Jasper Howard) will warmly welcome visitors to The Turnpike on the first floor.

Large white text placed over a bright yellow background is adorned with orange, hand drawn clouds and wavy lines.

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Painted in two shades of blue, mural 2 is decorated with the Fountain of Mercurius from The Rosary of the Philosophers(published in 1550), which explores the fascinating world of alchemy, associated with charlatans, opportunists and deluded chemists, and nowadays is often confused with magic and occultism.

Mark Titchner, Olivia, 2017. Iinstall view at the Turnpike. Photo by Simon Webb.

Mark Titchner, Olivia, 2017. Install view at the Turnpike. Photo by Simon Webb.

The words “Always be happy” by Olivia Taberner set on a radiant fuchsia pink, patterned design will illuminate the windows of the grey, 1970s brutalist building. Incorporating the shapes of a sunburst, Olivia wishes she could always be happy and never have to worry about anything.

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