Bradford In-spires is the title of a new artwork, featuring towers and spires from some of the city’s landmark buildings, which the BID has instigated and funded to improve one of the approaches to the Interchange bus and rail stations.
The BID commissioned the mural, by local artist Sven Shaw, to provide a more uplifting vista for visitors using the walkway which runs alongside the Interchange in Bridge Street.
If the first thing people see are some derelict walls then it’s downhill from there. A good first impression is very important, and they’ll see the city’s highlights and something that’s bright and happy! It’ll give visitors and commuters a good start to their day” – Artist Sven Shaw
The completed work has now been marked with the installation of a plaque, thanking Sven for his work along with Bradford Community RePaint, who gather left-over paint and provide it to those who couldn’t normally afford to buy it, for providing the materials for the multi-coloured backdrop panels.
BID manager Jonny Noble said: “It has been a fabulous community effort. We asked Sven to get involved because of his previous work in Bradford subways and in Leeds and he has done a brilliant job of brightening up this key walkway while giving visitors a taste of some of the amazing buildings Bradford has to offer.”
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