Street art

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  3. Hull gets new colourful mural addition

    This is the latest mural to appear in Hull as part of an installation of public artworks across the city:

    The mural

    The latest mural has appeared on the side of the new Kings bar and music venue on Market Place in Hull's Old Town as part of a programme showing off art by renowned artists.

    It was painted by Dan Kitchener, who's known as Dank - an internationally-known street artist who has painted all over the world.

    He was asked to come to East Yorkshire by Bankside Gallery - a graffiti collective in Hull.

    Since Bankside Gallery was formed in January 2018, more than 1,000 pieces of graffiti art have been painted legally across the city.

    Gallery staff are now asking people to consider other sites where murals could pop up with landowner permission, with other well-known street artists planning to come to the city to paint in more prominent locations.

    Bankside Gallery says its mission is to help regenerate Hull using street art as the tool – while also making the city more colourful.

    It also wants to provide opportunities for artists to get their work seen and provide a free and accessible attraction for the public.

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  5. Leaping lion becomes latest railway bridge mural

    Leaping lion mural

    Millwall's famous leaping lion has become the latest mural to be painted under a historic railway bridge in south London.

    Artist Lionel Stanhope has been working with Network Rail and other community groups and schools to create designs under railway bridges in the capital. They can often be recognised by his renowned vintage typography.

    His latest work is on Zampa Road, close to Millwall's home stadium the Den and depicts the current club crest of a leaping lion.

    Steve Kavanagh, Millwall chief executive, said he was "incredibly grateful for the efforts of Lionel, who has done a superb job with the new mural".

    Stanhope said he was "pleased with the outcome" and had "received positive feedback from people walking past" as he created it.

    Network Rail is looking to brighten up other railway structures and anyone who would like one of the street artist's signs in their neighbourhood should contact Eddie Burton on eddie.burton@networkrail.co.uk.

  6. Artwork promising 'better days' appears in Blackfriars

    Street art in Blackfriars

    A piece of street art telling people "Better Days Are Coming, I promise" has appeared in Blackfriars, Southwark, in response to the pandemic.

    The artwork was created by Yinka Ilori as part of a project aimed at providing messages of positivity and inspiration, which was set up by JACK, JACK ARTS and DIABOLICAL for the Your Space Or Mine project.

    Ilori is currently working with Chelsea & Westminster Hospital charity CW+ and Kensington + Chelsea Art Week to create pieces aimed at improving the London hospital's A&E department. He took inspiration from those sketches for his latest large piece of street art.

    Speaking about his work, Ilori said: "'Better days are coming I promise' is a message that I have been singing to myself and loved ones during the pandemic."

    "I pray that when people walk past or look at my message on streets of London It uplifts their soul and spirit because we are in this together," he added.

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