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Two Bristol artists make mural for M Shed

Impression of how the mural could look
Luke Palmer favours bold colours in his latest work

A "Window on Bristol" will greet visitors to the city's new M Shed museum when it opens in 2011.

Two acclaimed local artists, Andy Council and Luke Palmer, have joined forces to portray Bristol in a specially-commissioned mural.

The colourful artwork will depict many of the city's familiar and quirky landmarks in a unique way.

"We are delighted to have two local artists working in M Shed," said Julie Finch, head of Bristol's museums, galleries and archives.

Better known in the street art and graffiti world as Acerone, Luke Palmer's latest work mixes monochrome with vibrant colours.

Dinosaurs and buildings are a common feature of Andy Council's images, so we can expect a mixture of these elements in the finished work.

"Their styles are very different, which makes this collaboration extra special," added Julie Finch.

Impression of how the mural could look
The mural may feature one of Andy Council's dinosaurs

"Window on Bristol is a celebration of the city, its past, the present and what could lie ahead.

"Its bold, striking images will animate the Living Bristol Gallery, draw people in, spark debate and will encourage visitors to explore and discover the fascinating histories and stories behind the objects and artefacts on display."

M Shed is being created in a 1950s transit shed on the city's historic wharf and will tell the story of Bristol from prehistoric times to the present day.





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