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HSG x GK Beaulah: Design Challenge

To celebrate our new exhibition, Enjoy Civic Life by Leo Fitzmaurice, we launched our HSG x GK Beaulah: Design Challenge.

Through a mixture of installation, sculpture and video, Fitzmaurice has responded to a collection of mounted plaques on display in Hull’s Guildhall. He worked with Hull-based GK Beaulah & Co Ltd., who have been making family coats of arms for over 80 years, to produce a selection of plaques for Enjoy Civic Life.

We asked children and young people (up to age 16) to design new coats of arms that represent them. From all of the designs submitted, three are being selected to be fabricated into plaques, which will be displayed in our Gallery Café.


Submissions for this challenge are now closed, but if you would like to do this at home anyway, you can download the activity sheet below:

Three designs will be selected the by judges: Leo Fitzmaurice, Georgina Beaulah and the team at Absolutely Cultured. Criteria for selection will be age, creativity and explanation of design and successful entries will be notified via email. Three 10” (approx. 25 cm) plaques will be fabricated by GK Beaulah Ltd. from designs and displayed in Humber Street Gallery café.

After Leo Fitzmaurice’s exhibition closes, the plaques will be available to take home and will need to be collected from Humber Street Gallery.