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Nottingham artist’s vibrant mural transforms local park

Gedling Borough Council is excited to announce the completion of a vibrant mural on the pavilion at Breck Hill Park, thanks to a collaboration with the Friends of Breck Hill Park group and a talented local graffiti artist.

Inspired by the native wildlife and biodiversity of the area as well the park’s historical significance as a former brickworks site, the mural showcases a stunning array of native wildlife; song thrushes, great tits, oak leaves and pipistrelle bats.

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They sit alongside subtle nods to the park’s industrial past including a Hoffman kiln which was a cutting-edge and innovative way of firing bricks at the time.

Nottingham-based artist, Alex Rubes created the impressive piece in just seven days, despite being hindered by rain, hail and extreme winds!

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The stunning art was completed free-hand using spray paint and was Rubes’ latest work after projects in Arnold and Nottingham city centre.

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The collaboration, spearheaded by Gedling Borough Council in partnership with the ‘Friends of Breck Hill Park group, aims to beautify the park while celebrating its natural wildlife and heritage. This addition to the park comes after other recent developments including a newly built path making the park accessible to all.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, John Clarke MBE said: “We are thrilled to unveil this incredible mural, which not only enhances the visual appeal of Breck Hill Park but also tells a story about the park’s past and present. It’s a testament to the power of community collaboration and the talent of our local artists.”

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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