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Magnificent Mural Stops People In Their Tracks

Artist and Designer James Mayle's Brayford Underpass Mural Is Attracting Attention!

Date: 11th Apr '19
  • Section of Brayford Underpass Mural
  • Section of Brayford Underpass Mural
  • Section of Brayford Underpass Mural
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The eyecatching artwork, which has a contemporary twist, is based on historical imagery from Lincoln's heritage during the 18th and 19th centuries.  It also links to King William IV and his service in the Royal Navy. 

James is one of five artists and creatives who have won support from the Lincoln Creates Fund - a Lincoln BIG initiative delivered in collaboration with the Lincoln Cultural Arts Partnership (LCAP) and supported by Visit Lincoln. 
 
He created the mural thanks to a grant of £2,870 from the Fund and worked on his ideas with the owners of the nearby Royal William IV pub. 
 
In addition to giving James a grant, Lincoln BIG  supported a community engagement day, liaised with Lincolnshire Highways to get permission for him to paint the Underpass wall and helped with the necessary health and safety arrangements.
 
The mural is now a real talking point for people who use this walkway which leads to and from the Brayford Waterfront to the city centre. 
 
Lincoln BIG is planning to hold a further round of Lincoln Creates funding in the summer - encouraging artists, businesses and landowners to collaborate on new innovative visual arts projects to boost the city centre. 
 
Further details will be posted at: https://www.lincolnbig.co.uk/what-we-do/lincoln-creates/