Street artists commissioned to brighten up shopping area

Bristol street artists Andy Council and Luke Palmer – aka Acerone – have been commissioned to create two murals in the Two Mile Hill area which forms the western part of Kingswood town centre.

Two Mile Hill is in Bristol but close to the border with South Gloucestershire, with the A420 Two Mile Hill Road joining up with Regent Street.

The public art programme is being delivered under the City Centre and High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets project.

The aim is to help renew a sense of pride and identity in the community and follows engagement sessions in which both local residents and businesses commented that Two Mile Hill Road needed a boost of colour and vibrancy to help attract more people to the shopping area.

Two gable end wall locations have been identified but not yet revealed.

The Bristol artists are welcoming any thoughts and ideas from the community that might help to inspire their artwork.

In a survey people are asked what buildings or landmarks in the area are most important to them and whether they know of any famous, important or interesting people connected with Two Mile Hill. The artists also want to find out what kind of wildlife lives in Two Mile Hill, whether there is particular animal associated with the area, and what colours would help to improve the look of the area.

People are also asked to share any interesting facts, trivia or stories about Two Mile Hill.

Take part in the survey at https://tinyurl.com/2rjze3y7

Meanwhile over the border in South Gloucestershire the council is planning a regeneration of Kingswood town centre including pedestrianising part of Regent Street.