HEREFORDSHIRE council have revealed more details about a project that will close streets and give Hereford's city centre a new look.

Eight new public artworks and a sculpture trail are soon to be unveiled on cities streets, a council spokesperson said.

Locals and visitors will start to see artworks appear on gable ends of prominent buildings, in underpasses and passageways, and above shops throughout February and March.

The commissioned artists range from international and regional level to new Herefordshire talent. The programme will also celebrate the Hereford College of Art's 170th anniversary, reusing disused brackets above shops to create a new sculpture trail through the city.


Some of the artworks will take a number of days to create so look out for the artists at work across the city.

As part of the installation Union Passage will be closed from  March 10 to 12 and there will also be a small pedestrian diversion in place adjacent to Bastion Mews from February 29 to March 4 to allow the artists safe access to those areas.

Cllr Philip Price, Cabinet Member Transport and Infrastructure, said: “We are excited to see the new artworks installed across the city centre as part of the Public Art Programme.

"The project has been years in the making, bringing together local people, students, businesses and stakeholders from across the city to add creativity and vibrancy to our city streets.”

The new public art programme, commissioned in partnership with Studio Response, is part of the six million pound Hereford City Centre Improvements project. The overall project aims to refurbish the historic core of Hereford through investment in the streetscape, landscaping and public realm, and is funded jointly by the council and Marches LEP.

A new Hereford public art trail will launch in April 2024.