In pictures: Graffiti artists Aroe and Gary paint the i360 hoardings

Posted On 04 Sep 2014 at 9:43 pm
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Brighton graffiti artists Aroe and Gary, responsible for some of the city’s most famous murals, have been painting the i360 hoardings today.

The boards, which face the sea, have been steadily taking shape all day, with the spraypaint only put away as the sun set.

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Aroe in front of his mural. Picture by Kevin Meredith

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Aroe with his spray can. Picture by Kevin Meredith

Aroe, who painted the Run DMC mural in Kensington Street and the Star Wars mural opposite the Level, said: “There’s always been a progressive and productive scene here. Brighton is now known as a place for pushing and inventing new stuff.

“Any success I have I would credit to this city.”

Gary’s mural featured huge letters spelling out the word Bristelmstune – the name of Brighton listed in the Domesday book.

Gary's Bristelmestune mural. Picture by Kevin Meredith

Gary’s Bristelmestune mural. Picture by Kevin Meredith

Leon, another local graffiti artist, came on board as they had so much space to fill.

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Leon lends a hand. Picture by Kevin Meredith

Latest TV filming Eleanor Harris, CEO of Brighton i360 Ltd. Picture by Kevin Meredith

Latest TV filming Eleanor Harris, CEO of Brighton i360 Ltd. Picture by Kevin Meredith

In a few months time the i360 will be inviting a group of top European graffiti artists to come and do the next length of hoardings on the beach side.

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