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Join graffiti artist in celebrating Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 11:12 02 November 2010

Silent Hobo works on the Great Yarmouth mural

Silent Hobo works on the Great Yarmouth mural

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A SECRETIVE street artist will be back in Great Yarmouth tomorrow to work with the community in finishing a large street mural he is creating for the town.

Drop-in workshops with the artist, named Silent Hobo, take place outside Great Yarmouth library from 10am-4pm, and those getting invovled will be able to help complete the work.

The finished mural will then be used to decorate the hoardings around the St George’s Chapel development whilst work is under way to renovate the building.

It depicts key points in Yarmouth’s heritage and cultural life, from earliest beginnings, through maritime and tourist heritage up to its focus in 1960s youth culture with the mods and rockers.

A Bristol-based artist who works on large-scale street murals, Silent Hobo mixes comic art influences, graffiti and Manga.

“My main idea for the piece was to represent the people through this period of history right up to the present day with elements of history passing by in the background” he explained.

“To manage such a large mural, I broke the periods of history into sections and I’d originally sketched out a design for approval from the board and pretty much stuck with it.”

Silent Hobo has already worked on the 30-metre mural for St George’s Chapel during three visits to the town over the past few months.

He was last in Great Yarmouth to run a paint by numbers spray art workshop as part of the town’s “Out There” festival in September.

To see the mural and the artist at work, a time lapse animation can be viewed on the homepage of Seachange Arts website- www.seachangearts.org.uk

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