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Utopia on the riverbank
Wandering along the banks of the River Wensum, we were surprised to see what looks like very detailed graffiti on the walls of an old mill. Small white letters neatly daubed on the brown bricks. Was this a message? The former Eastern Electricity Board site at Duke’s Wharf, was painted by local artist Rory Macbeth with the words of his favourite novel for the EASTinternational 2006 contemporary art exhibition. He said his reason for painting the text of Thomas More’s Utopia onto the building is that the novel is “as valid now as it was when it was written”. A transformational of the derelict into a piece of social comment.
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