“I wanted to show the people of Hoyland coming together in celebration, with elements of their heritage in it.”
Hoyland council gave Ben the opportunity to create a public art project which showcases a smoke-free high street environment. His Hoyland painting and mural explores the heritage of people from the surrounding area whilst celebrating a new way forward of healthy living. Ben considers Barnsley his spiritual home and is incredibly proud to leave a legacy in a place where he has such strong roots.
Hear Ben’s thoughts on this piece, and watch his process in the video below