Work begins at the Chantry Lane Underpass

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We have recently began work on the underpass mural in Chantry lane underpass in Grimsby town centre. We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to create an artwork that encourages public involvement and celebrates the local area. .

We are working closely with ENGIE architects who have been redeveloping the area near the Grimsby Minster. There is a lot of improvements planned for the area including a new cinema complex. An area of focus is the underpass at Cartergate.and CREATIVE START CIC was asked to create the artwork throughout the underpass. After reviewing the results of the public consultation, a decision was made to have one side being a landscape artwork, showing what the surrounding are looked like many years ago and the other side representing people of achievement from the area.

The mural was designed so that anyone can be involved in painting it including young children. However it is also designed to have a professional finish which will be achieved by our team of artists. We recently launched a press release including an interview about the project on local BBC Radio Humberside, Compass FM and Estuary TV. A lot of people have got involved and we are all really looking forward to giving the community an artwork that they can be proud of.

There has not been an art project like this before in the area. We want the art to help both educate young people by representing the towns heritage and to inspire them by showing them people from the area who have achieved great things.

We are now halfway through the first artwork and the response from the public has been overwhelming. The positive comments and public engagement throughout our time working in the underpass has been a key motivator and we can wait to see the murals completed.

Below are some images showing what we have done already.

Work begins prepping the walls

 

We begin work on Freddie Frith, Motorcycle racing world champion from Grimsby

 

Freddie Frith base on and work started on Brenda Fisher – Record breaking English channel swimmer from Grimsby

 

Work begins on Shirley Bloomer Tennis grand slam winner, Grimsby Football club and Guy Martin. Also seen here is Tony a local member of the public who came to help us paint the mural.

 

Local hero ‘Guy Martin’ is added