Art of Protest Projects has once again been on the scene in York city centre delivering another pop of vibrant colour in the form of a geometric painted mural. Located at No 4 Church Lane Cafe, just off of Coney Street, this new mural has instantly changed the landscape and vibe of the area and added a sense of playful excitement with a design created and painted by AOP Project’s in-house team, Brenna Allsuch and Natasha Clarke. The fresh splash of paint speaks for itself and invites patrons to enjoy a brew and a butty while creating a new sense of identity to the area.
Having already delivered several murals and art trails across York and the rest of the country (most notably the Guardians of York project which just wrapped up this week), AOP Projects has been working on some exciting things across Yorkshire but definitely places a priority on developing their home base – the city of York.
The crew is looking to add more urban art in the form of paintings, installations and interactive seating and lighting displays as York continues on its path to upgrading the city streets and creating an edgy and visually appealing vibe for both locals and tourists. Watch out for more projects hitting the streets in the coming months and visit Art of Protest Project’s website to learn more about upcoming events and urban art.
Resident Paul Martin said “This is just the kind of thing that York has been crying out for – interesting colours, where lines and shapes converge to give a fresh and energetic feel to the building front.”
Director of AOP Projects, Jeff Clark said “There is a real thirst here for continuing to make the city walls our canvas and to make York an urban art hot spot. This is our speciality, we liaise with artists and city planners to deliver world class murals that tell stories, and that involve the community.”
Cafe owner Tess Harrison says, “I couldn’t be happier with the delivery of this wonderful mural and the smiles it has brought to my everyday regular customers as well as the new business it’s brought in. From the planning stages right through to the execution and final reveal, the team at AOP Projects has made this a really fun experience and it’s turned out to be an emotional journey for me as my shop front has a whole new vibe!”
All images taken by AOP Projects.