It’s finished! The mural designed by artist Gino Bud Hoiting for the rear side of the Loods 20-building in Helmond is completed. The mural displays references to two local museums that will soon move into the building. The realisation of the artwork is the final destination in a journey that started last year for the fifteenth anniversary of QKunst.
On that occasion, QKunst decided not to treat with cake but with art. We gave away three concept sketches for a location of your choice. The winning locations were the Loods20-building in the railway area in Helmond; Longstreet in Soweto, Johannesburg; and the Ritakerk (church) in the Amsterdam-Noord area.
In Helmond (Southern Netherlands) Gino Bud Hoiting (Utrecht, 1984) made a design for the 100 meters long wall at the backside of the Van Gend & Loos building in the ‘Spoorzone’ (railway area). Bud Hoiting was inspired by the collections of the EDAH Museum (EDAH was a chain of supermarkets in the area) and the Draaiorgelmuseum (Barrel organ Museum). In the commission, the artist was invited to place these specific stories in the broader context of the workers’ life in Helmond, in the past and the present.
The involved parties were so thrilled with the sketch that they searched and found funding to realise it. The result is a special line drawing in black and white that represents a day in the life of couple from Helmond in the ’30s / ’40s of the last century. The mural can be enjoyed both from the train and the platform.
Image newspage: still from item by newsoutlet Ditisonzewijk.nl/Helmond
From concept sketch to mural