Birmingham bull mural 2022 painted ahead of big street art festival

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A striking mural of the iconic and much-loved Birmingham 2022 bull has been painted in the Ladywood area of ​​the city.

The art was commissioned ahead of the popular High-Vis festival which takes place every year in Digbeth, Birmingham’s street art hub.

The Birmingham 2022 Bull, which was first featured at the spectacular Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony at the Alexander Stadium, has quickly become a part of popular art and culture.

The iconic animatronic bull was an instant hit with the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony audience

The gigantic sculpture, which is 10 meters high, has become a mascot of the city and attracts thousands of visitors every day eager to visit the city center.

The official plan to scrap the sculpture, following the close of the Commonwealth Games, met with universal condemnation and disapproval, and an online campaign was launched to prevent the work from being taken down.

Cllr Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council, later announced talks would be held with partners to find a way to save the Birmingham 2022 bull.

As the popularity of public sculpture continues to grow in the city – and around the world via social media posts – the iconic bull was recently spotted on a proud mural in Birmingham’s Ladywood district.

The mural was painted ahead of the annual High-Vis festival which will take place in Digbeth

Painted by tattoo artist Tokes, the street art is bold and fiery and the mechanical bull appears to glow as it emerges from a backdrop that resembles the ovens that were once part of the Black Country landscape during the Industrial Revolution.

The dark, fiery orange then wraps around and merges into the cool, radiant blue of the word “Birmingham” which is painted by artist Medik on the adjacent wall.

Medik’s art incorporates legendary Birmingham landmarks such as the Rotunda, Town Hall, Library of Birmingham and the BT Tower into the letters that form the name of the town which was an essential part of the Industrial Revolution.

The mural was painted before the popular High-Vis festival

The dramatic and heart-pounding performance was commissioned by the organizers of the annual High-Vis festival which this year takes place at the Tea-Works in Digbeth on Saturday 24 September.

The free public event, which welcomes families, celebrates street culture through live painting, graffiti workshops for children, DJs and live music and spoken word, games, skateboarding and dance competitions, fashion and street food.

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