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Drake Circus invests in local talent with new mural

A new eye-catching mural has been installed at Drake Circus by Plymouth artist, Mrs Murals, to showcase local talent and beautify an urban space in the centre’s Barcode car park. 

Inspiration for the mural has been drawn from a trip to the cinema as the artwork is situated in the leisure and entertainment facility close to Cineworld, and the design includes portraits of iconic stars Marilyn Munroe and Plymouth-born film actor, Richard Greene. 

Mrs Murals, otherwise known as Ellie Johnson, is renowned for turning blank walls into inspiring spaces, and the centre commissioned her for the project to breathe new life into the previously quiet area of the car park. 

The mural is the artists sixth design in the city centre, with other murals at locations including New George Street and Buckwell Street.

Greg Lumley, centre director at Drake Circus and The Barcode, said: “We’re so lucky to have such a talented artist on our doorstep – it’s great to see the mural come to life and we look forward to joining Mrs Murals trail of art across the city. 

“Our partnership with Ellie reflects our continued commitment to investing and supporting the local community. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the centre in the coming weeks to view the art in its full glory.” 

Devon-based Ellie Johnson said: “Working with Drake Circus to transform The Barcode car park space has been fantastic and I’m proud to be creating a mural that reflects the centre.  

“I’m so passionate about bringing brightness into spaces through art so I hope the design captivates visitor’s imaginations and provides them with something unique to enjoy.” 

For more information on Drake Circus and The Barcode, please visit https://www.drakecircus.com  

For more information on Mrs Murals, please visit: https://www.mrsmurals.com/ 

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