Neglected Ship The Duke Of Lancaster Is Turned Into Floating Graffiti Gallery

by on February 9, 2013
 

Neglected Ship The Duke Of Lancaster Is Turned Into Floating Graffiti Gallery

An abandoned ship off the North Wales coast has been brought back to life after being covered in intricate street art. The hull of the rusting Duke Of Lancaster has been used as a blank canvas by a host of international graffiti artists, who call themselves the DuDug collective.

The former SeaLink passenger ferry has sat in a dry dock at the Dee estuary in Flintshire, North Wales, since 1979. Its hull is now covered in eight enormous images measuring up to 18m (60ft) high and 14m (45ft) wide, and there are plans for more.

Turning the ship into a floating art installation was the brainchild of former street artist Maurice Blunt, who spotted the Duke Of Lancaster from a train. Seeing its potential Maurice tracked down the owners and proposed her unique idea for transforming the forgotten vessel.



















DuDug aims to transform The Duke into the largest open air art gallery in the country. Blunt told Wales Online she already has 22 artists signed up to the project and is negotiating with many more.
























Paul Williams of the Duke of Lancaster Appreciation Society stands in front of the ship, which has been turned into a floating street art gallery







Picture: Dan Callister / Rex Features

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