Yate's new bus stop art gallery

July 02 2021
Yate's new bus stop art gallery

STREET art has been taken to a new level at a pop-up gallery in Yate.

Artworks created by residents are on display on the walls of a bus stop in Station Road in the latest stage of a project to find new ways of brightening up the town.

The idea for the bus stop gallery came from the team at Cranleigh Court Community Hub, following the success of a project to create floral displays out of painted hub caps and wool in Tyndale Avenue earlier this year.

Southern Brooks Community Partnerships development worker Katie Hanning, who works at the hub, said: "We wanted to do something that created a surprising, inspirational and fun outcome somewhere unexpected, in order to offer a creative reflection on the past year and where we were at now – the theme was 'how I see the world'.

"We also wanted to reimagine what we wanted to see in our streets, and the project has evoked a few conversations about the Yate town improvement masterplan, and some of the changes and improvements that residents would like to see in their area." 

The artwork is due to be kept up for at least two weeks, to give people a chance to go and see it.

Picture: Cranleigh Court Community Hub development workers Carina Andrews and Katie Hanning at the bus stop art gallery. Photo by Rich McD