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Plans approved for £10k temporary harbour mural

Plans approved for £10k temporary harbour mural

Sunday 23 April 2023

Plans approved for £10k temporary harbour mural

Sunday 23 April 2023

Plans for a £10,000 temporary art mural – which was proposed to to "celebrate" Jersey's maritime history and provide a "nice welcome" to the island – have been approved.

Painted on a German bunker at Albert Pier, the mural aims to provide a "vibrant, informative first impression" for visitors arriving to the island by sea.


Pictured: The mural will be located on a German bunker at the Albert Pier.

Planning officer Aaron Elliott said: "The proposal seeks to paint a temporary mural onto the northern bunker to provide a display for the upcoming Jersey Boat Show.

"The Historic Environment Team has been consulted on the proposed works and, due to the mural’s temporary nature, there is no objection.

"Therefore, as the works are not considered to harm the significance of the site, the proposal is recommended for approval."


Pictured: ArtHouse Jersey has "extensive experience" with mural projects in the community, including the one currently on the Normans building.

The project will be managed by ArtHouse Jersey, which has "extensive experience" with mural projects in the community, Ports said.

In a comment provided to the JEP, Ports said: "Albert Pier has evolved significantly since it was first built. It began life as a primarily commercial pier, with operations ranging from the first potato exports to the first passenger terminal.

"More recently, it has been a focus for leisure activities and Ports of Jersey has been regenerating the pier to create open spaces for the public to use. We want to celebrate its history, and we hope this mural will achieve that, while also adding colour and vibrancy to the area."

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Posted by Martin on
I FULLY consider this a desecration of a piece of Jersey,s history ( the bunker ) & £10K could definitely be better spent in this time of austerity & WHAT is the cost of removing this when it becomes tatty in a few years?

Oh YES the pubic can pay for that!
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