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Changing the face of Kingston's vacant units

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Kingston town centre is awash with colour as vacant units have had their shop windows transformed with unique and vibrant artwork. The artwork was produced by talented students from the world-renowned Kingston School of Art as part of the #KingstonCanvas project, organised through a collaboration of Kingston University’s student-powered creative agency Studio KT1 and Kingston First, the town centre’s Business Improvement District.

Several long-term vacant units have now had their windows wrapped in unique artwork, created by Kingston School of Art students, with the latest designs drawing inspiration from two key Kingston landmarks,  David Mach RA’s 1989 ‘Out of Order’ red telephone box sculpture and Kingston Bridge on the riverside. The bright and bold artwork is visible across the town centre and shines a spotlight on the great things about Kingston; reflecting the students interpretation of Kingston: Past, Present and Future and includes a celebration of its rich history, the creative and cultural side and sense of community spirit felt during the onset of the pandemic in 2020. 


'Kingston Calling' by Ellice Thatcher & 'Kingston Illustrated' by Imogen Ashby. 

Find out more about Kingston First's vacant units project here


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