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More Powerful Artwork Appears in Hull Posted On 22 January 2021

The new mural, which has appeared on Hull’s Paragon Interchange, is part of The Shorelines Project.

 

This is the second piece of ten, which will be seen in Hull’s city centre over the next eighteen months. The project, which is run by social action group, Rights: Community: Action, aims to display the very real dangers of climate change in the world in which we live. And in particular, its effect on the city of Hull, which sits below sea level. The campaigning group is dedicated to giving people the skills and knowledge they need to make a difference in this crisis.

 

The first impressive piece, ‘The Girl’, was painted by Calvin Innes and Andy Pea, and depicts a young girl sitting cross-legged over a collection of crudely sketched illustrations of people wading through flooded water. The piece aims to show that future childhoods could be dramatically different due to climate change, and so serves as a lesson to consider future generations through our behaviour.

 

The second piece, which appeared on January 19th, is entitled ‘All is Connected’, and displays a city, underwater, along with the words ‘ALL IS CONNECTED. NO ONE THING CAN CHANGE BY ITSELF’.

 

Ocean conservationist Nicky “Nemo” Smedley approached The Shorelines Project to offer her extensive knowledge in protecting the underwater environment, and along with a scuba diver organisation, brought the vision of ‘All is Connected’ to life, along with the artist, Innes. Speaking about the importance of the message of the mural, Smedley said, ‘This mural connects the land to the sea, and will help to educate people on the vulnerability of our environment, oceans and planet as a whole.’

 

Speaking about the importance of the campaign, Smedley went on to add, ‘I’m hoping it’s going to send out a strong message that protecting our oceans for the sake of our future is vital.’

 

Naomi Luhde-Thompson, chief executive at Rights: Community: Action, also spoke of the importance of the project, as well as the power of protestation, when commenting, ‘We want The Shorelines Project to act as a lasting reminder to the people of Hull that its future can be re-written if we work together to demand change’.

 

This piece, which sits in a vacant commercial unit at Hull Paragon Interchange, will remain in place for the next few months.

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