Guardians of York by fishers

Guardians of York

The York BID (Business Improvement District) have collaborated with Art of Protest Projects to create a Street Art Exhibition celebrating keyworkers from York.

The aim of this project is to celebrate the ‘guardians’ of the city, who helped keep York moving during a time when the city (and the world) came to a standstill during Covid-19.

Eleven essential workers, all of them York residents, told their story of working through the upheaval created by the pandemic and had their photographs taken. These ‘guardians’ range from NHS workers to the River Boat Rescue team. The images have been transformed into art by internationally acclaimed street artist collective ‘The Postman’. The collective chooses ‘paste-ups’ as their medium of urban art and express themselves in the form of brightly coloured, edgy, urban portraits.

The artwork will be available to view from 9th April – 9th July 2021 to coincide with the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions and the reopening of many of the city’s businesses.

Notes from https://york.mumbler.co.uk

This shot shows what was a Boots Pharmacy shop, which is now closed and currently being used to show the full range of the street art display. As well as this big display, the individual images are displayed on walls spread through the city centre.

It took a while to find them. I missed one, so I will be going back to try and find that one. There was another that I had to take at a sharp angle, since it was behind locked gates. That building will be open from tomorrow, so I want to take a shot of that artwork again.

Ian
What a great idea and a lovely capture.
April 11th, 2021  
fabulous idea
April 11th, 2021  
What a wonderful idea to celebrate inspirational people
April 11th, 2021  
A great idea !
April 11th, 2021  
A great idea, super narrative
April 11th, 2021  
Wonderful shot and narrative.
April 11th, 2021  
lovely
April 11th, 2021  
What a great idea and a nice way to pay tribute to those who worked so hard and giving so much.
April 11th, 2021  
Great shot of this lovely idea and the work out .Love street art. Fav.
April 11th, 2021  
What a great idea
April 12th, 2021  
Such a wonderful idea
April 12th, 2021  
Beautiful capture and a very interesting read.
April 12th, 2021  
lovely idea.
April 12th, 2021  
Great shot of this interesting idea/project. Fav
April 12th, 2021  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

I didn't want to go right into the city centre today, since I didn't know if it would be very busy with the latest relaxation of restrictions, so more shots of these will have to wait a few days until I see if the city centre is too busy for comfort.

Ian
April 12th, 2021  
brilliant idea
April 12th, 2021  
@ninaganci

I'm glad you like it Nina - it was fun wandering the city centre to find these pieces of street art.

Ian
April 14th, 2021  
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