We’re thrilled to be working with the very talented Emmeline North on a mural project for Dewsbury town centre.

Emmeline’s design will focus on the theme of ‘Re-wilding’ our town – a concept that has strengthened since the pandemic.

Emmeline is an established artist when it comes to mural installations and her commission for Dewsbury is set to be big, bold and will cover the full gable end of a building (location – TBC) adding a fresh splash of colour, and burst of positive energy to the town. Urban Rewild is an exciting new mural installation designed for the town of Dewsbury . The work will incorporate Emmeline’s signature architectural style, with woven pattern design that celebrates the town’s textile history with a wild botanical layer, bursting to life from amid the structural forms, representing the growth and transformation the town is undergoing and our return to nature.

Emmeline’s mural project is part of the Dewsbury Creative Town Programme funded by Kirklees Council and has been commissioned in partnership with Beam.

Work on the mural is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

Pop-Up Mural Studio – 10-4pm : 30 & 31st July 2021 (former Mencap unit at the Princess of Wales Shopping Centre Dewsbury)

Learn how a mural is made with  Mural Artist & Designer Emmeline North in this pop up studio event.

The design for the mural will be projected onto the wall of the unit, and Emmeline is inviting participants to have a go at recreating a paper mockup of the artwork with her.

All equipment will be provided easels, paper, pens and collaging materials.

See the design work, learn how a mural is made and join in with drawing and collaging techniques.

Sessions can be pre-booked online here, or you can call in on the day, sessions will be subject to availability.  Each session will last around 20 minutes


Emmeline North 

Trained in printed textiles and surface pattern design Emmeline’s large scale murals celebrate the joy of colour and pattern and the transformative power it can have on a space.

Born in Leeds, Emmeline began painting murals in the 90’s and is excited to see the resurgence in their popularity again. The last ten years her work has focused on interiors, designing textiles, wallpapers and set design, but more and more is taking her work outdoors, and at heights.

For more information about Emmeline and her work visit the website or head over to Instagram.

Emmeline’s project is part of the Dewsbury Creative Town Programme funded by Kirklees Council.

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