UK’s longest permanent mural in the north makes its entrance at the gateway of historical Doncaster. The mesmerising techniques of internationally celebrated artist duo Nomad Clan bring to life heritage, culture and the future through an incredible mural currently being painted at the gateway to Doncaster, across from the station entrance. Together with urban art team Art of Protest Projects, Doncaster Creates, and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, and with partnership from Arts Council England and the Frenchgate Centre, Doncaster proudly receives an amazingly unique and meaningful mural, brought to life by the artists through months of engagement sessions with the people of Doncaster. Aptly titled Future’s Past and Present, the images within this mural represent Doncaster’s heritage, its livelihood and its future through a storytelling element that can only be achieved through the immensely talented street artist pair.
Hailing from the North, Nomad Clan is composed of urban art’s hottest talents, Hayley Garner and Jay Gilleard, who make up this collective who have delivered complex and massive murals in four continents across the globe.
This incredible mural in Doncaster has been two years in the making and despite a global pandemic, it’s being delivered now through mid September on Trafford Way, as part of the Frenchgate Centre. This mind blowingly large and impactful artwork serves to build towards a stronger cultural platform, as it features individuals and relics that represent Doncaster’s past, present and future.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit this mural in all of its scale and glory and feel the awe of it’s fantastic and detailed revelation as it is being created before our eyes. The artists will be painting over a four week period, ending in mid September, and the skill and talent they reveal as they shape and shade every small detail will blow your mind. Stepping off the train at Doncaster’s station, people now have a better reason than ever to get off and wander around the town where they can find other murals that have popped up recently by local and national talents.
For more information about this mural please visit http://www.artofprotest.co.uk
Jeff Clark, director of Art of Protest Projects said “I am in absolute awe of what they’ve done to this wall. The content that this piece reflects, bringing together the goliaths of history, as well as nodding to a doctor during covid truly reflects this day and age. It genuinely has to be seen to be believed.”
Karen Staniforth, general manager of Frenchgate shopping centre said “We are really looking forward to seeing the mural being completed in the next few weeks and it’s been fascinating to watch the project evolve so far. What’s been done to date looks amazing and will ultimately give Doncaster a unique piece of artwork that can be enjoyed by the people of Doncaster and the wider community for many years to come.”
Jay Gilleard of Nomad Clan said “The significance of being able to paint my grandfather’s face on this wall and realise his heritage, as well as looking to the future and celebrating a female doctor during this pandemic we live in is truly amazing. This mural has been our longest in the making, and as we call the north of England our home, we couldn’t be more proud to be painting one of our largest murals to date. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude as we give this incredibly special work to the town. We can’t wait to come back and transform another space.”
Nastasha Clarke, local artist and resident said “This mural represents more than the past. It represents people of the future and I certainly see the future of the creative people of Doncaster within this painting. This is something to be proud of, not just for now, but forever.”