Egyptian artist unveils first UK mural on Lincoln uni building

An internationally renowned street artist has unveiled her first piece of artwork in the UK, on a wall at the University of Lincoln.

Bahia Shehab came to prominence when she took her social justice artwork to the streets of Egypt during a revolution in 2011.

Since then she has taken her idea of peaceful resistance across the world to New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Honolulu and now Lincoln.

It is her first piece of work in the UK.

Her work is always connected with identity and preserving cultural heritage.

The 30-metre piece was based on the phrase “we will not repent our dreams no matter how often they break” and was unveiled on August 23 on the Nicola de la Haye (arts) building.

It is based on a poem by Palestinian writer Mahmoud Darwish.

Bahia said that her work is always connected with identity and preserving cultural heritage, and so took inspiration from Lincoln’s Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest.