Brunswick Velodrome

 

January 2021

Brunswick Velodrome, done & dusted. More maths than I ever thought was needed for the reinstatement of this iconic BRUNSWICK sign that sits pride of place on the steep curve of the velodrome. Home to the Brunswick Cycling Club, this velodrome was resurfaced a few years back, taking it from a concrete race track to a track with sports surface. For a club that was established in 1916, they were keen to get their much loved signage back, and after a few years of asking about - no one would take the job on. Until I came along. 

 

brunswick velodrome

 

brunswick velodrome

 

Overall the job took about 15hrs. 9.5 litres of the weirdest, sandiest non-slip paint, roller blisters, rolls and rolls of tape, sunburn that then got rained on, butt graze, swollen joints and all. 

 
 

Returning to paint the second and third coats was a total disaster as drizzle turned to rain, turning the 9m steep velodrome to an unworkable slippery surface and ruining a morning of work. 

 

brunswick velodrome

Back the following day to complete a special request above the W and paint the final coats. From what started as a mathematical mystery to me turned itself into a satisfyingly fun few days, working with ridiculous angles, letters that flared at the top, weather issues, gardeners blowing their grass clipping into painters tape that refused to stick to a gritty surface and ofcourse, turning up to find half the letters graffitied!