Imagination Alley is a mural spanning 120 metres and is part of a social action project which will also involve improvements to pocket spaces that are frequently fly-tipped.
Volunteers have been working with local partners and residents in The Shires to make positive changes to their neighbourhood. This project is part of a series that have been taking place since 2018 that use creative approaches to respond to what local people told us matter to them most.
The mural design was created and led on by Andy Pea, who had help from volunteers and residents of all ages, coming together to contribute on various open paint days. The hope is that this colourful backdrop will now provide inspiration for the younger generation and encourage them to use their imagination for play.
In progress since October 2020
Bottom of Devon Street, Dover Street and Essex Street in The Shires
This is an outdoor site-based mural that anyone can go along to see
Yoga @ Humber Street Gallery. Creative Hull, 2021. Courtesy of Absolutely Cultured © James Mulkeen
Yoga @ Humber Street Gallery
© Tom Arran
Parklife / Stories from the Shires
Fruit Factory Network site visit to Bloc Projects, Sheffield © Absolutely Cultured
Floodlights, 2021. Absolutely Cultured © Tom Stevens
© Funke Alafiatayo
In Conversation as Collective Strategy
© Kat Griffin
Sound Bath @ Humber Street Gallery
Peel Street Park Mural, Lydia Caprani. Absolutely Cultured © Gerry Smyth
Jasleen Kaur, Be Like Teflon, installation view, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Copperfield, London
Flesh ‘n’ Blood, Jasleen Kaur
An evening with Tamar & Jo, 2021. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery © Tom Arran
Imagination Alley, Absolutely Cultured © Tom Arran
Model City workshop, Absolutely Cultured © Thomas Arran