Tiles of Hope - Coventry community urged to submit photographs for 'magnificent mural' - The Coventry Observer

14th Aug, 2022

Tiles of Hope - Coventry community urged to submit photographs for 'magnificent mural'

PEOPLE from across Coventry are being urged to send in photographs to create a stunning ‘phoenix wings’ mural as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.

The project is being undertaken by Coventry University which wants local schools and communities, including its own students, staff and alumni, to take pictures which they think symbolises ‘hope’.

The aim is for the uni to gather 1,000 meaningful images which will then be printed onto tiles and used to craft a mural near University Square in the heart of the city centre.

The mural will resemble phoenix wings on the outside of The Hub building at Coventry University and will be completed ahead of February 2022 – the month which places an emphasis on hope as part of City of Culture.

This project is another great way for the university to engage with its local communities in and around Coventry and really come together to celebrate the city’s year in the national cultural limelight.

The university wants to show what can be produced when its artistic expertise joins forces with Coventry people’s creativity – producing a magnificent piece of art which pays tribute to the city and one residents can be proud of.

Prof Judith Mossman, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Faculty of Arts and Humanities) at Coventry University, said: “We are encouraging those interested in getting involved to think outside the box and be as creative as they can be when deciding what best represents hope to them.

“Pictures of loved ones, famous people, landscapes, objects and more will all be considered to feature in the university’s hope mural.”

Click here for more on the project.

The deadline for photograph submissions is November 30.


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