Edinburgh’s New Street graffiti given facelift

Artist Chris Rutterford with the New Street graffiti. Picture: Contributed
Artist Chris Rutterford with the New Street graffiti. Picture: Contributed
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A wall of street art painted by artists and children in Edinburgh now has a new look to it,

The familiar wall of graffiti in New Street near Waverley station has been given a new frame of images added to its edges.

Artist Chris Rutterford produced a series of 8ft x 2ft panels and had a mix of children, street artists and locals paint them, helping to create a “vibrant urban sketchbook”.

The images include several different styles of fish and also a “horror zone”.

The panels have now been installed on top of the wall.

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“There’s about 180 metres of new work,” said Mr Rutterford.

“What we have now is the largest al fresco gallery in Scotland.

“We have children’s art mixing freely alongside illustration, new-age mysticism, landscape and, of course, street art.

“It feels like a magic trick - throw these panels on top and it looks three times as good.”

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Mr Rutterford, famous for his large-scale murals, said when it comes to street art the Capital is leading the way.

The graffiti wall in New Street has been running for seven years.

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