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Examples of mural work

Here is a link to a BBC Culture Show about Folk Art that I was part of

Folk Devils-BBC Culture Show

Jeremy Deller has an exhibition based on the Industrial Revolution, 'All that is Solid Melts into Air' which opened at Manchester Art Gallery October 2013.

I painted a mural based on a steel foundry as the backdrop for a jukebox playing sounds/songs from the era.

The mural was repainted at museums in Nottingham, Warwick and Newcastle.

It was then painted as part of Jeremy's exhibition at the 2015 Venice Biennale.


Jeremy standing next to the jukebox in the exhibition

Because of the success of the British Pavilion in Venice, the British Council had a small exhibition in their offices in the Mall and asked me to do a Stonehenge mural, on top of which were placed photos of Jeremy's Stonehenge Bouncy Castle.

From February through to April 2013 I had the priviledge of living a dream...I spent the time working with Jeremy Deller and another artist, Sarah Tynan, painting murals and designing for him in Venice for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

Me standing next to 'We Sit Starving Amidst our Gold', a painting of 19th century artist William Morris throwing Roman Abramovich's yacht into the Venice lagoon.

The Venice Biennale murals were repainted at William Morris Museum, Walthemstow, Bristol Art Gallery and Turner Contemporary, Margate.

St Helier on Fire (following a riot against Jersey’s status as a tax haven).

Some links to reviews/pics




Hayward Gallery Murals

for Jeremy Deller.

Jeremy Deller had a retrospective exhibition "Joy in People" at the Hayward gallery on the Southbank. The exhibition ran from 22nd February until 14th May and was a fantastic experience. It has since travelled to Belgium and is in Philadelphia at the moment. Jeremy has been selected to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale and has asked me to work with him in Venice producing murals for the exhibition.


I have worked with Jeremy in the past and he asked me to produce three murals for this exhibition. The time scale was tight, all three had to be completed in ten days.


These are the designs I produced for him at the Hayward Gallery.

Photos by Linda Nylind

This is a mural to go with a video by Jeremy about the life of 70s/80s wrestler

Adrian Street, who was born in the mining area of Wales and ended up living in Miami.

The second mural is a stylised version of Jeremy's face with his mouth as the entrance to one of the gallery's rooms.


Photo by Linda Nylind

Garden wall mural-A Venitian calle

Mural at the Old Cottage cafe in Charlton Park

Murals in Schools