A Commuter’s Canvas: Hull Paragon users get their say on a new station mural
TransPennine Express (TPE) is gearing up to celebrate Hull Paragon Station’s 175th anniversary in style with a sentimental piece of artwork.
TPE has commissioned Andy Pea, a Hull-based artist, to create a mural for the station’s Ferensway entrance. The train company aims to reflect Hull’s rich history in the new artwork.
Benjamin Courtney, station manager for TPE, stated that "To honour this special occasion, we are delighted to have commissioned Andy Pea to produce a commemorative mural and want to incorporate as much of Hull's culture and background into this artwork as possible."
TPE encourages local residents and users of Hull Paragon Interchange to share their ideas on the key people and history that they would want to see incorporated into Andy's design to celebrate Hull.
Andy Pea, a practising artist for more than 25 years who has produced work in the UK, Europe and Mexico as well as within Hull itself said: “I’m thrilled to work with TPE on this project, as someone born and bred in Hull, the city offers so much creative inspiration.
It is important that this public art is owned by the public and I look forward to hearing from them what Hull people, events and history should be applied to the current blank canvas have.
Andy continued: “With TPE I have already been collaborating with students at Ron Dearing UTC on this project as they will help me paint the mural. They have provided a number of brilliant ideas and suggestions on what should be included and I’m proud to see their energy, interest and support for this project.”
You can have your say on what you’d like the mural to feature by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Hull Mural” in the heading by Friday 25 August.
The artwork will be installed in the coming months with users of Hull Paragon Interchange able to observe the work go through a number of installation stages before completion.