Ellie Ames 17 August 2023

Hull’s city-wide mission to document public art

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Hull City Council is calling on residents and visitors to photograph ‘hidden or neglected masterpieces’ as part of an audit of the city’s public art.

The council, which is working with auditors Beam, said the findings would help form maps and create trails of permanent public art, from sculptures to graffiti, across Hull.

The audit will also help develop a public art plan for the city. Portfolio holder for culture and leisure, Cllr Rob Pritchard said: ‘We are a forward-thinking city, with a huge sense of cultural identity, and public art is right at the heart of that.

‘Art manifests itself across our streets and communities, and we see so much of it on the historic buildings in our city.’

‘This process will also allow us to recognise the importance of works like memorial structures and plaques that document our city’s heritage and history.’

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