Street Artist paints mural at Quayside in front of “best view in the world”

Mural gets painted on Quayside by local artist.

Rosa Gac
3rd November 2022
Image Credit: Instagram (@mul_draws)
Local North East artist, Alex Mullholland, has painted a 300 foot mural on the ground of Newcastle's iconic Quayside. The mural was painted on an abandoned bus lane right next to the Millennium Bridge.

Mullholland named the painting “Nothing Serious” because he says, in an article by the BBC, that people walking past should know the painting is "Just a bit of colour, a bit of fun, to brighten the place up and definitely Nothing Serious." 

Alex Mullholland is also known as Mul, and is known for his work supporting the Step Up to Beat Covid campaign, where his distinctive artwork appeared in various locations around the North East to spread awareness during the Pandemic. 

Mullholland says that this mural is in front of the “best view in the world”. The Quayside being one of the most recognisable areas in Newcastle with seven bridges in just half a mile. 

The 90 metre mural proved somewhat tricky to pull off with Mullholland saying “the weather was definitely the biggest challenge to overcome.” He also commented that he could not have done it without help. He recruited family and friends to volunteer to help paint the artwork. It was his first work done on the road, he has previously worked on walls and his designs can even be found on beer cans. 

It was his first work done on the road, he has previously worked on walls and his designs can even be found on beer cans. 

Mullholland, who studied Graphic design at Northumbria University, creates bright and colourful street art much of which can be found in Ouseburn as well as other locations across the city. His art is notable for being eye-catchingly vibrant in style. This is true of his large street mural as well and if you are on Quayside you will find it difficult to miss. 

If you would like to see more it can be found on his Instagram, @mul_draws. 

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