Artistic display helps light up capital street

Northumbria projections at Shoreditch High Street Station in London.
Northumbria projections at Shoreditch High Street Station in London.

A Whitley Bay student helped light up part of London with an artistic display.

A pop-up street mural launched a full-scale ‘London Invasion’ by Northumbria University as student designs took over one of the city’s central creative hubs.

The street art installation, which showcased current students’ work from architecture, art, design and media, was one of a series of guerrilla art invasions created to mark Northumbria’s presence at the annual Free Range Art and Design shows held at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.

Created by Northumbria graduate Craig Mayhew, of County Durham, the 8ft by 20ft mural was in place for one week in Corbet’s Place.

Richard Tubman, 20, a BA Hons media production graduate from Whitley Bay, provided production assistance on a piece of film footage compiled to capture the creative process and projections in full.

Dr Heather Robson, associate dean, business and engagement for arts, design and social sciences at Northumbria University, said: “The shows are a significant date in the calendar for our graduating students, providing them with a platform to showcase their work to industry and employers.”