Half time

 

Taking a breather

TV football ironing

composing haiku.

 

by Scooj

 

2531. Lower Approach Road (8)

This is the second of two #onyourside pieces down at TempleMeads station in Bristol and is by the brilliant Jody. The campaign is called ‘Goals worth talking about’ and this mural features Bristol City’s David Noble who scored a memorable goal at Selhurst Park.

Jody, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, October 2019
Jody, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, October 2019

It is great to have two such outstanding murals painted by two of Bristol’s best artists representing the two footballing halves of the city side by side. There is great rivalry between the two teams, but sometimes there are more important things to consider. This piece is not typically identifiable as a piece by Jody, as we are more used to seeing portraits of beautiful women. This is a concession perhaps to the beautiful game. Worth getting down to the station to see these two murals.

Jody, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, October 2019
Jody, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, October 2019

2530. Lower Approach Road (7)

This is one of two new murals near the entrance of Temple Meads station that were commissioned to mark World Mental Health Day and the associated football campaign #onyourside. Beautifully painted by Kin Dose (Nick Harvey) this piece depicts a Bristol Rovers player (one of two football league teams in Bristol) and is a rather unusual commission which Kin Dose has executed brilliantly.

Kin Dose, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, October 2019
Kin Dose, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, October 2019

Obviously there was some working together with (spoiler alert) Jody, who painted the other mural, because they both have a similar look and feel about them. What this demonstrates is the artist’s extraordinary talent for working to a brief and turning out something exceptional. We are lucky to have Kin Dose decorating our streets which he has done with such vigour over the past year or two.

Kin Dose, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, October 2019
Kin Dose, Lower Approach Road, Bristol, October 2019