Owl’s that for a piece of world class art Leeds?

PIC: Simon Hulme
PIC: Simon Hulme
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a giant 42 metre mural in Leeds, which will be the UK’s tallest piece of street art, is now complete.

The Athena Rising mural features an owl – Leeds’s mascot – as its main image.

It has been painted onto the full length of the east side of the Platform building, formerly known as City House,

The 11-metre wide mural – which is the height of 10 double-decker buses stacked on top of one another – is part of the citywide street art project ‘A City Less Grey’, which sees both local and national artists creating art installations and events across five sites throughout the city centre.

It has taken artists duo Nomad Clan a month to complete – and 600 cans of spray paint.

The pair have been spending their days suspended down the side of the building in a cradle on a harness to hand-paint the artwork.

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