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Street art winners announced

Gibraltar Cultural Services has announced the successful applicants for the creation of street art murals at various locations in Gibraltar.

Eleanor Taylor Dobbs, will see her creation ‘A boat called hope’ on Fountain Ramp.

Street Art - Eleanor Dobbs 1

This is collaboration between the artist and Gibraltarian children, which will explore with empathy the subject of justice and freedom.

The inspiration is from the picture book ‘A Sailing Boat in the Sky’ by Quentin Blake and ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon.

Street Art - Eleanor Dobbs 2

At the tunnel by Irish Town and Chatham Counterguard, Geraldine Martinez’s creation ‘Make a Wish’, will be painted onto the walls.

Street Art - Geraldine Martinez

Her winning entry invites the viewer to leave behind the hustle and bustle of modern life and walk into nature’s paradise.

Part of the mural is black and white representing pollution and then you walk into a kaleidoscope of colour. The child (in a style not dissimilar to Banksy) transforms the mural into colour, but at the same time, invites the passer-by to make a wish.

The work of artist Paul Bush will be painted on the tunnel leading to the Alameda.

The work is inspired by his nostalgic sense of childhood wonder that is attached to the Botanical Gardens. The mural will encourage the viewer to engage with their imagination and curiosity, becoming an explorer, alike to that featured in the artwork.

Street Art - Paul Bush 2

The composition reinterprets the landscape and the wildlife, with murals presented as a day and night scene.

The murals were selected from a number of entries by a panel including Government representatives, Town Planning and the Gibraltar Heritage Trust.

This street art initiative, forms part of the Government’s urban regeneration and cultural development programmes. The art projects and creation of street murals will commence shortly.

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