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Library houses graffiti art show

Graffiti mural in North East Lincolnshire
The exhibition features works found in Grimsby and Cleethorpes

An exhibition of graffiti art is to go on display at a public library in North East Lincolnshire.

Photographs of spray-painted murals from around Grimsby and Cleethorpes will be shown in Grimsby Central Library between 5 and 29 October.

Steve Hocknell of North East Lincolnshire Council said the exhibition "showcases graffiti art in a positive light".

He added that the aim was to show graffiti as a legitimate form of art.

"This exhibition clearly differentiates between varying forms of graffiti", he said.

"It is not an exhibition of graffiti tagging, which we spend a considerable amount of money removing, rather a showcase of legitimate artistic work".

The photographs of the murals will now form part of the North East Lincolnshire local history library collection.

Cllr Hocknell added: "As with any art form everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but many of the works in this display are of exceptional artistic standard and would easily catch your eye if seen on the streets."

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