Mural: River Witham

KOMPAS Lincoln Instagram feed (10 July 2016)

If, just over four years ago, you’d taken a walk through St Mark’s Square and a little way down the River Witham, you’d have found yourself… well. In a pretty drab spot. But in 2012, everything changed here on this quiet stretch of canal – as art students from the University of Lincoln got the go-ahead to transform one sad-looking wall of William Sinclair Horticulture’s warehouse into something magical. Work began on this fairytale-like mural in August 2012, as ten students gathered up the spray cans and trooped down to Firth Street. But unlike the countless others who’d sprayed tags and pictures on the wall before them, they had permission. Taking design ideas from local residents and documenting their progress on a blog, they crafted this 2m-high and 130m-long mural. Expect tree men, ponies, dancing flowerpots, loved-up carrots, bees, caterpillars and even a rabbit tending to his allotment in this fantastical display of Lincoln’s artistic talent. We definitely left with a smile on our face (and a camera full of selfies with the caterpillar!). #StreetArt #Lincoln #Kompas #KompasLincoln #Graffiti #LegalGraffiti #Mural #StMarks #Witham #Canal #RiverWitham #Art #UrbanArt #UniversityofLincoln #ArtStudents #LincolnUniversity #UniofLincoln #SprayPaint #SprayPaintArt #Lincolnshire #VisitLincoln

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If, just over four years ago, you’d taken a walk through St Mark’s Square and a little way down the River Witham, you’d have found yourself… well. In a pretty drab spot. But in 2012, everything changed here on this quiet stretch of canal – as art students from the University of Lincoln got the go-ahead to transform one sad-looking wall of William Sinclair Horticulture’s warehouse into something magical. Work began on this fairytale-like mural in August 2012, as ten students gathered up the spray cans and trooped down to Firth Street. But unlike the countless others who’d sprayed tags and pictures on the wall before them, they had permission. Taking design ideas from local residents and documenting their progress on a blog, they crafted this 2m-high and 130m-long mural. Expect tree men, ponies, dancing flowerpots, loved-up carrots, bees, caterpillars and even a rabbit tending to his allotment in this fantastical display of Lincoln’s artistic talent. We definitely left with a smile on our face (and a camera full of selfies with the caterpillar!).

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