Art Exhibition

Guardians of York

9th Apr 2021 - 9th Jul 2021
Location: , United Kingdom
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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. The York BID have collaborated with Art of Protest Projects to bring a unique art display to the city. 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 ‘Guardians of York’ will be the city’s first urban art project which will elevate and honour pandemic key workers. They will be displayed on walls around the city centre during a temporary three month installation that invites the public to celebrate the efforts of our key workers during the pandemic. 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.

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