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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 12th August, 2023)

The Wigan Mural Artist

The Wigan Mural Artist

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
Views: 1,587

Comment by: John Noakes on 12th August 2023 at 00:26

It's disgraceful and a sign of anti-establishment behaviour. God knows what the youth of today are going to turn out like in later life.

Comment by: Alan in Canada on 12th August 2023 at 03:00

A clever girl !

Comment by: The Observer on 12th August 2023 at 06:18

What a lovely smiling face to wake up to, I think this mural is at Wigan bus station.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th August 2023 at 06:24

What a jolly looking lady … It’s certainly reflected in her art work.
It must be wonderful to cover all that empty drabness into something more cheerful..

Comment by: Arthur on 12th August 2023 at 06:42

We are going like American every day....not my cup of tea.

Comment by: Sandra on 12th August 2023 at 07:01

This is just graffiti for me, I don't like it one bit.

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 12th August 2023 at 07:43

Isn't it odd how a smile is catching? I grumpily got out of bed early to let my son's dogs out, (we are looking after them at the moment), but that cheerful lady's smile so early in the morning made ME smile too. The saying "Laugh and the world laughs with you" is very true.

Comment by: Alan on 12th August 2023 at 07:46

One Question. WHY!
Sheer vandalism to a good building for me.

Comment by: Wiganer on 12th August 2023 at 09:26

It's Vandalism, simple as.

Comment by: Al on 12th August 2023 at 09:30

Yes lovely smiles indeed, but not wall vandalism. sorry

Comment by: Veronica on 12th August 2023 at 10:12

It’s all a ‘cover up’ I’m afraid. A bit of paint to cheer folk up until whatever is being decided is decided … whenever! I don’t think it should be painted straight on to brick walls it will start getting weathered and look worse than ever. Different on boarding in the empty shop windows to detract the eyes from the empty shops. That’s what has been done in the Ex M&S windows. They’ve even put dummies with old clothes on in the Ex Smiths windows.

Comment by: freddie on 12th August 2023 at 10:18

Mick, maybe these youngsters will be tolerant and more open minded than folks like you

Comment by: Mr k on 12th August 2023 at 10:33

I wonder if she has an Ipaf licence for that cherry picker?

Comment by: Meg on 12th August 2023 at 10:35

The ''old clothes''. in what used to be Smith's window are actually new!!! They are for sale at Pep&Co in Poundland further up the arcade!. It would look better left empty.

Comment by: Tommy T on 12th August 2023 at 11:27

There is nothing good about this photo, is it Wigan or New York?
Perhaps the "artist" is laughing because folk on here will praise her up for putting Graffiti on a wall.
Put your paintbrushes in the bin and get a proper job.I find everything about this photo offensive.

Comment by: Veronica on 12th August 2023 at 11:40

Do you mean to say Meg
that Poundland are borrowing/ renting window space? Well I never, whatever next? I’ve never heard of Pep &Co it’s not a very good advert for them.. at first I thought it was another Charity Shop but the door looked as if it was locked. ;o)

Comment by: Abrim Alice on 12th August 2023 at 16:12

It britghtons the place up, Ive seen it firts hand

Comment by: John (Westhoughton) on 12th August 2023 at 16:20

As my 101 year old mother-in-law says the world would be a very boring place if we were all the same
(Or even thought the same ) by the way the towpath is coming on a treat as I had a ride last Sunday to Parbold more or less completed to Gathurst and an odd section beyond I got talking to a couple of guys that are in the Wigan Borough Community Cycling Club they handed me a card and I’m seriously thinking of joining does is anyone a member of Wiganworld?

Comment by: malc on 12th August 2023 at 16:36

I've heard of Pep &Co at Man City.

Comment by: Meg on 12th August 2023 at 17:59

I have seen a poster in the widow advertising Pepp&Co. They sell a range of very cheap clothes at the rear of the Poundland store. I don't know if the window space is rented or free but the management of the Arcade must think the widows are better used that way than left empty.

Comment by: Cyril on 12th August 2023 at 18:16

Reminds me of Rolf Harris and his catchphrase "can you guess what it is yet?" No, and I doubt I will know what it is when it's finished.

Alan, Al, The Observer & Abrim Alice, ou Monsieur l'oeuf de canard, how very strange, because if children had done that on the pavement at the front of your house in chalks, then you'd be screaming blue murder and pelting them with stale jiaozi dumplings until they'd washed it all off.

Comment by: Owd Reekie on 12th August 2023 at 18:54

I am not surprised that it has provoked a mixed reaction. This is the nature of art and this art. The French impressionists were ridiculed by some and admired by many when they embarked upon the new art form of painting ordinary people outdoors and capturing small moments in time. As was Catullus in Ancient Rome with his new style of poetry. Well done to the artist for stimulating us all, regardless of personal tastes. ( I like it for that matter).

Comment by: Mavis Winstanley on 12th August 2023 at 19:15

I was looking at this last week its finished and it looks a mess, very cheap looking....

Comment by: e on 12th August 2023 at 22:10

Sweep as fast I’m sure you are ,’
I live within my own ,
your paint is not or nearly on ,
from stick how I have grown .,,

Comment by: Poet on 12th August 2023 at 22:57

I , like many struggle to pay the council tax . This project , in one fell swoop has wiped out my council tax contributions for the year . A thousand pounds that l sorely need.
Traditionally , artists suffered for their art , now the rate payer does it instead.

Comment by: Edna on 12th August 2023 at 23:00

Veronica, if you look in the other window, it's not just Pep&Co whose clothes are in the window, it's New Look as we'll.x

Comment by: Veronica on 13th August 2023 at 10:44

Deluding folk into thinking there’s still shops -look in our windows - but you can’t go inside!

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