Work begins on huge mural under Lincoln bridge

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Artist and designer James Mayle started work on a large scale mural on Thursday to celebrate the history of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool and waterfront.

The mural will go along the wall at the Brayford underpass which leads from the waterfront into the city centre.

The Lincolnite went to check out the progress made by James and his assistant Luke St Clair-Pedroza on the afternoon of day one of the project.

James from Balderton near Newark aims to have the mural finished by mid to the end of next week. The mural will be classical imagery from the 18th and 19th century with a contemporary twist.

He wanted to do something different and told The Lincolnite: “We most definitely didn’t want to do a cathedral, Lancaster Bomber, Red Arrow, Imp, kind of like that’s all Lincoln’s famous for.”

James would also like to do another mural on the other side of the bridge adding: “If Marks & Spencer wants to stump up funding for it that would be amazing”.

James impressed the Lincoln Creates Fund panel with his proposal for the large scale mural. He was given a grant of £2,870 from the fund which aims to encourage artists, business and landowners to work together on new, innovative visual arts projects to enhance the city centre.

He is among five artists and creatives to be awarded one of the first grants from the Lincoln Creates Fund. The fund is a Lincoln BIG initiative delivered in collaboration with the Lincoln Cultural Arts Partnership and supported by Visit Lincoln.

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