The grumpy old bulldog video is up!


This grumpy old Bulldog stands watch on the Bulldog Pub in New Ferry, keeping the regulars in check. The owners of the pub love bulldogs, hence the name of the pub, and obviously chose a bulldog for the exterior street art. Bulldogs are not famed for their spitefulness, so we decided to paint this fella in a typical proud, steadfast, Winston Churchill stance!


Painted in March 2021 as part of the New Ferry Street Art Project (see below). The building used to be a bank, but it was shut down (as is the fashion for big banks these days) just before the Covid pandemic. The Bulldog Pub has had a staggered opening, due to the gradual wind-down of the UK lockdowns.


The New Ferry Project was an idea that was mooted in 2018. New Ferry had suffered a change in fortunes for several years and the area had seen a slow decline. Then in 2017, there was a large explosion at a warehouse that ripped through the centre of the town, causing devastation to the nearby buildings and the community in general. In many ways, given the slow decline of the area, this explosion represented the lowest point. Since then, there has been a task force tasked with the recovery and rebuilding.


Head over to the New Ferry Project page to read more about the painting process and the New Ferry Project.


Want to see this mural in person, along with other New Ferry murals?

Follow the link to the map of all Paul's murals where you can find the location of all his murals.

https://maphub.net/hollywicks20/Paul-Curtis


Take a photo and tag Paul in your post on Instagram or Facebook (@paulcurtisartwork).

I am pleased to announce the launch of the Paul Curtis ARRRRRRT Competition!


This Easter holidays, I am inviting all 5 – 16-year-olds to take part in a unique treasure hunt. The challenge is to find and photograph as many of my public artworks as you can during the Easter break.


All you have to do is print off the attached map and hold it up when you have your photo taken with each artwork. There are over 100 public murals to find! You MUST have the map included in the photo or it won’t count (this is so that everyone is starting at zero counts for the treasure hunt).




To help you find each mural, you should visit www.paulcurtisartwork.com and use the interactive map.


Once you have collected your photos, upload them to an album on Flickr or Facebook. The closing date for the challenge is 25th April 2022. Once you have loaded all of your photos onto Flickr/Facebook, email me (paulcurtisartwork@gmail.com) using the title “ARRRT COMPETITION” and tell me your total mural count and include a link to the Flickr/Facebook album (do not email me the photos as it will crash my email!).


The person who has the most murals ticked off will be the winner. The prizes will be:


· A signed framed print of their choice


· A one to one art lesson (optional)


· A painting set


· A visit to their school to do a multimedia talk



The runner up will get a signed framed print and art set.


Please note that some of the murals are indoors and within businesses. Please be respectful to the businesses and staff when asking if you can take a photo.


Good luck and happy hunting!


Paul. 😊



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The Beatrix Meadows mural video is now up on youtube to watch.


"Beatrix Meadows" is a large painted mural tribute to the brilliant Beatrix Potter's "Peter Rabbit" series. The idea was to transform a dull magnolia corridor in Anfield Primary School into a wonderful, bright fantasy world for the pupils.


Two themes run throughout the huge artwork. As well as the famous Beatrix Potter characters, the murals reflect the changing of the 4 seasons and the flora and fauna of the British countryside as it alters through the year. A total of 18 characters are included for the children to find.


This was painted in the summer of 2020 and took 3-4 weeks in total. Anfield Primary School is located in the shadow of Liverpool FC's Anfield Stadium.


There are 3 other murals of Paul's at Anfield Primary (Harry Potter, David Attenborough and The World), head over to the Anfield primary murals page via the Street art page to have a look!


Head over to Paul's Instagram and YouTube page to see what else he has been up to.


Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA3q9TQSRWTTiGqJBnifDxg

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulcurtisartwork/




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