Roxy Ball Room will unveil a Nottingham-inspired mural designed by street artist Eject at its opening night this Friday. Watch interview and amazing time-lapse wall art video.
Located in the VIP area, the mural’s design incorporates the aspects of Nottingham life and culture as voted for by local people of Nottingham.
Eject, a professional street artist who went from painting illegally on the streets of Leeds to designing unique bar interiors for the Jones Bar Group, explained how the spirit of Nottingham is captured in the mural. He said: “We asked people on Facebook come forward with their ideas for the piece and I’m really pleased with the results.
“I’ve taken people’s suggestions, compiled a mix of images representing the city and mashed them all together. The background is a nod to Sherwood Forest, we have some archery references and of course, a lot of Robin Hood.
“Nottingham is a cool place, I used to come here all the time as a kid to watch a lot of punk gigs – I met Joe Strummer at Rock City when I was 15 years old, so it’s always been quite a warm place to me.
“I’ve always felt like Nottingham is quite a rebellious place and I love that about the city. I think the mural captures the city’s personality and I’m really looking forward to seeing people’s reactions.”
The artwork also uses UV paint to help create a whole new image when the lights go out. Eject explained: “We have created an image that’s two in one – when you flick the lights off it turns into a night scene that’s a bit wilder with a lot energy.
“We have used UV paint before in our bars but this will be the first piece that gives customers the option to choose between the standard image and the UV added extras.”
Joel Mitchell, brand manager for Roxy Ball Room said: “Every Roxy Ball Room is tailored to the local area and we try to mirror the city’s identity in all of our bars.
“We want local people to feel like this is their bar and the mural has been a fantastic way for us to connect with our customers before we open on Friday (13 October).
“Eject’s work is fantastic and he’s become a real friend of Roxy, he’s designed artwork for all of our bars and we are so pleased with the finished Nottingham piece, I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do.”
Eject has also painted a set of feature walls to accompany the Nottingham piece that include famous faces Jimi Hendrix, Debbie Harry and King Kong.
Roxy Ball Room opens for a night of FREE gaming on Friday 13 October at 10 Thurland Street above MOJO in Hockley.
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