As part of We Shine 2021, four legacy murals were commissioned so that the people of Portsmouth can enjoy them beyond the event.
Talented artist Neequaye Dreph Dsane has painted one of the murals depicting Marie Costa – a local woman who has been nurse, teacher, carer, businesswoman, University governor and community volunteer in Portsmouth since the 1960s! She has been described as ‘inspirational’ and ‘a do-er’ and has worked tirelessly for decades to promote intercultural understanding. Now this beautiful mural faces the creative & cultural hub of the University where students & the community can see it and be inspired!
Similarly, Dharma 77’s Orchard Park piece Proper Faces depicts characters and archetypes all observed in the city in a vibrant mural.
Zoe Power’s The People’s Park in Victoria Park is a colourful and welcoming mural inspired by the parks rich history and embraces the diversity of Portsmouth residents.
While Curtis Hylton’s Pompey Pelican mural on Angmering house is a bright and beautiful homage to our seafront city’s flora and fauna. The striking mural showcases Curtis’ ability to hand render light, shadow, and detail!