New Mural to Celebrate Stevenage Regeneration

17 Sep 2019

A new mural has been created in Stevenage Town Centre to celebrate the Town’s heritage and future regeneration.

Commissioned by Stevenage Borough Council, the installation on the side of the Paddy Power unit by the bus station, represents Stevenage's arts and heritage strategy and the ongoing, 20-year regeneration programme.

Hitchin and Stevenage-based Graffiti artists Mark Meana and Silvi Noel volunteered to design the piece and completed the installation on Thursday 12 September.

Commenting on the artwork, Silvi Noel said: “This amazing project gave us the opportunity to design a mural that represents the Stevenage’s history and future regeneration. We have both lived in the area for a long time so it’s great to be able to contribute to the town in this way. As a female graffiti artist, I hope I will be able to inspire young people through this piece.”

Cllr Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure for Stevenage Borough Council said: “This fantastic piece of work represents our rich history and heritage as the UK’s first new town, while at the same time aligning with our exciting regeneration projects. The artwork is something we can all be proud of and highlights the artistic and creative flair we are lucky enough to have in our town.”

The artwork, inspired by Stevenage’s New Town story, flows from left to right, representing past to present, and future.

The piece represents the modern, geometric design of the New Town with cubist-like representations, while the minimalism and monumentalism of the town is represented in a black and white design.

Visit Stevenage Re-Imagined to learn the town’s Arts and Heritage strategy and http://stevenage-even-better.com/ to learn more about the town’s regeneration.