The Banksy artwork in its original Scott Street Bridge location.

NEXT STEPS FOR HULL’S BANKSY: Trinity Market contender for permanent accessible location

Hull City Council is currently considering a permanent location for the Banksy artwork ‘Draw the Raised Bridge’ with Trinity Market a possible option.

The mural was confirmed as a Banksy when it first appeared in January 2018 on the permanently raised Scott Street bridge. The bridge was already due to be dismantled, because of the risk it posed to shipping. 

In October 2019, ahead of the bridge’s removal, contractors successfully removed the artwork intact from the asphalt surface.

Since this time the mural has undergone restoration and has been in safe and secure storage. The work is 7m wide, 2m high and weighs over one tonne.

Options are now being considered for a suitable location to be its permanent home.

Kath Wynne-Hague, Head of Culture, Place and City Centre at Hull City Council said:

“Street art, by nature, should be accessible for all and there has always been a commitment to have the artwork returned to public display.

“We have also been advised by the conservators to install the artwork inside a building, as an outdoor location would expose the artwork to adverse conditions and at risk of future vandalism, impacting the longevity of the work. Trinity Market offers accessibility, protection and security.

“Hull has already seen the successful relocation of the locally legendary  Dead Bod artwork from Alexander Dock to the Humber Street gallery. Banksy in the market could make a great contribution to the city’s thriving street art scene as well as being  something for both residents and visitors to enjoy.”

Survey works are now underway to ensure any permanent move complies with building regulations. A final decision is expected by the end of the year.

Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council and Councillor Anne Handley, Leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
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