Opinion divided over 6ft tall skull street art which appears in Ulverston

The Westmorland Gazette: The street art in Ulverston. Picture by Allan Bovill The street art in Ulverston. Picture by Allan Bovill

A MYSTERY artist has shocked people in Ulverston by leaving sinister street art next to a main road.

Ulverstonians awoke to find a 6ft tall skull daubed onto a door of Robinson’s Brewery Distribution Centre, Brewery Street.

The ‘shock art’, was painted onto three separate canvases before being secured to the door.

Ulverston Town Council was divided on the art, with some councillors appreciating the artwork.

But Coun Pat Jones from the council said: “It does not give a good impression of Ulverston.

“People from all over the country are going to see that thing and think we are common.”

Cumbria Police said the drilling of the painting into the door frame was ‘very minor criminal damage’.

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4:53pm Thu 19 Jun 14

ferris14 says...

Oh my goodness, what was the councillor thinking when she made that statement! Does she believe that somehow Ulverstonians are better than everyone else? I believe her words have done more harm to the towns reputation than one piece of street art. Is this the sort of snobbery and disdain our elected council perpetuate? I for one am embarrassed by her tarring all ulverstonians with the same brush. Personally I found the picture a great improvement on the shabbily deteriorating boards that were covering the entrance to the old brewery site. It is a shame to see the picture has been removed!
Oh my goodness, what was the councillor thinking when she made that statement! Does she believe that somehow Ulverstonians are better than everyone else? I believe her words have done more harm to the towns reputation than one piece of street art. Is this the sort of snobbery and disdain our elected council perpetuate? I for one am embarrassed by her tarring all ulverstonians with the same brush. Personally I found the picture a great improvement on the shabbily deteriorating boards that were covering the entrance to the old brewery site. It is a shame to see the picture has been removed! ferris14
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7:26am Fri 20 Jun 14

hogheaven says...

The demon drink is within!
The demon drink is within! hogheaven
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