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.
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
Ferref. Leo Fitzmaurice, Enjoy Civic Life. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2020. © Jules Lister
Enjoy Civic Life, Leo Fitzmaurice
PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial 2019, Absolutely Cultured © Tom Arran
Alda - Dodda Maggý. Urban Legends: Northern Lights, Absolutely Cultured © Chris Pepper
Installation view. Leo Fitzmaurice, Autosuggestions. Courtesy of The Sunday Painter and the artist, 2020. © Ollie Hammick
Autosuggestions, Leo Fitzmaurice
Imagination Alley, Absolutely Cultured © Tom Arran
Installation View. HSG Open Call - Season One. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artists, 2021. © Jules Lister
HSG Open Call - Season One (2021)
Peel Street Park, Absolutely Cultured © Sergej Komkov
Play equipment and mural
Model City workshop, Absolutely Cultured © Thomas Arran