Mural Life AKA Qubek was chosen by the leaders of Broxtowe Council to paint their next commission on the Station Rd precinct walls to the left of the delivery entrance and Zabou’s completed work. He submitted a landscape design about Beeston (derived from Beos meaning long/tall grass and Tun meaning farm or settlement) and enjoys painting flora and bees so his design will be a nature view for us all to enjoy – a breath of fresh air in a particularly urban spot.
The project leaders were overwhelmed with fantastic submissions and started a crowdfund to bring the excellent designs that were not chosen for this wall to other private walls – please contribute what you can here to help expand our town’s new art attractions and help revive our high street.
We also have some private commissions in the pipeline; Peter Barber is going to paint a portrait of Owen Jenkins running in the direction of the Rylands on the very top of the Station Rd side of Hairven; this mural will raise awareness of the charity set up in Owen’s memory by his family – the Open Water Education Network. Saint Property Services is now in discussion with Mr Cenz to commission a mural on a large residential end of terrace wall (junction of City Rd and Middle Street). The wall facing the Malt Shovel on what was The Hive on Union Street is soon to be painted by local artist Damon Barker and Broxtowe are also going to use some of their park fund to create a nature inspired mural in Broadgate Park on the brick wall at the sand pit end of the play park, continuing around the concrete fence facing the zip line. N4T4 will lead this with the involvement of local schools. Most recently Jim Vision’s company End of the Line have kindly offered to bring us a conservation themed mural to Chilwell High Rd on the large wall that used to have a billboard attached next to the Chequers. All of these works will happen this summer after which we will use our funds to create a glossy street art guide and hopefully a tour app – our town will be one of the top destinations for street art in the UK. The current guide is below and available as a .pdf :