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Chance for people to join Lichfield art project

Homes and businesses in Lichfield could soon be showcasing a striking piece of artwork.

The artworks come in the form of large external public art posters, which are being produced as a series of 26 images that depict different art styles from the 20th century but with a twist as they all have a link to Lichfield.

Two of the 52 Weeks of Art posters on St Johns House

Two of the 52 Weeks of Art posters on St Johns House

The first three public art posters which showed reworkings of Andy Warhol, with a pop art version of Samuel Johnson; Rat le Bek with a street art interpretation of David Garrick and Joseph Kosuth with a dictionary definition of the historic uses of the poster have already been on display on St John’s House, one of Lichfield’s finest grade II* listed Georgian buildings.

The posters are being designed by professional and developing artists, students and schools, including up and coming artists from around the area and students at the College of arts.

All of the posters have been designed as part of the 52 Weeks of Art project, which is supported by the Arts Council West Midlands.  The project has been developed to raise the profile of the visual arts in the city by offering free access to the general public.

The posters will be ready for display at various points between February and May.

Project coordinator, Peter Walker said:

“Lichfield is a great city, yet with no major art gallery it is difficult to access visual artwork. The large posters are a chance for people to have access to a varied and diverse range of art styles from the past 100 years and a chance to discover new styles and art movements.

“It is also a great way for a young artist to get their work seen in their city. By placing them on peoples houses and properties we hope to show artwork around the city in unique and diverse locations, as art is for everyone.

“The project will soon be offering further access to free workshops, exhibitions and other happenings, and is the perfect opportunity to gain access to the arts and to get involved.”

If you would like to be apart of the project or for more information and to be informed of future projects visit or contact

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