Street art celebrates South Yorkshire town’s heritage in eye-catching style

PIC: Scott Merrylees
PIC: Scott Merrylees
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VIBRANT artwork is adding a modern splash of colour to a historic site in a South Yorkshire town.

Street artists known as SP Zero 76 and Kid Crayon have been working some creative magic on hoardings surrounding Doncaster’s Grade II listed Corn Exchange.

The eye-catching illustrations on the hoardings – which are in place while repairs are carried out to the building’s masonry and roof – aim to tell a brief visual history of the Doncaster area.

Doncaster Council’s Coun Nigel Ball, cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “The designs we have seen from SP Zero and Kid Crayon are fantastic and really depict the changes that Doncaster has been through over the decades. We have worked very closely with them both to ensure we get the right style and look for the design, something that will complement the historic Grade II listed Corn Exchange. We hope that people will come along and see the finished designs and gain some understanding about Doncaster’s rich heritage, whilst also seeing how much it has changed and our vision of Doncaster’s future.

“We are confident the hoardings will become another visitor attraction in our town centre.”

Bristol-based SP Zero 76 was born in Doncaster.