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Approximately 5,000 murals across the UK will be recorded, photographed, and added to a free public database as part of a three-year-initiative by the art education charity, Art UK.
Art UK announces its new exhibition. Made on February 6, said the murals will include a number of painted works as well as sculptural wall murals made from concrete, bricks, wood, stone and tile.
Some of the work by the infamous Street Artist BanksyThe project will also include the inclusion of a sand pit, according to The Art Newspaper. The Art UK database has already a photo of Escaping Convicts at Reading Gaol A spray-painted image depicting an inmate escaping a now-defunct jail using spools of paper from a typewriter. According to Art UKThe brick wall in Berkshire, allegedly shows “a depiction of Oscar Wilde who was incarcerated in Reading Gaol for two years in 1895.”
Art UK noted in its announcement that “buildings and housing estates are demolished to make way for new developments meaning that many murals have been lost. We will record the murals as they look now, to provide a record if they are removed, defaced, or suffer environmental damage.”
Murals by Banksy are often the subject of press attention when they’re damaged, defaced and/or removed. 20-foot seagull in Suffolk, Valentine’s Day MascaraMargate is a town in the south of England. Morning is a good time to start your day BrokenOn a 500-year old farmhouse in Kent Demolished in MarchLast year.
The following are some of the ways to get in touch with each other: Art NewspaperIt was also reported that the Art UK Project will also digitize murals from Northern Ireland. However, documenting these murals will require “particular sensitivity”Due to decades of “violent unrest between Catholic and Protestant communities, known as the Troubles”.
This three-year project will also include a variety of programming including artist workshops, audio description for blind and partly sighted people. The murals are a great way to get your message across.Teachers can also find learning resources, such as trails.
Art UK’s project partners are CultureStreet, an educational film-making organization; and VocalEyes, a UK arts charity focused on identifying and removing barriers to access and inclusion for blind and partially sighted people.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), the Pilgrim Trust, and Historic England are funding the project which will run until December 2026.
Original content by Artnews.com, “UK Public Art Database will Record More Than 5,000 murals”
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