FBJoin the Exeter Memories Group Page

Gandy Street Murals

Back to Artworks

Nicholas HilliardThis mural is one of a series painted on boarded-up windows at the High Street end of Gandy Street. The portraits depict Sir Thomas Bodley, Nicholas Hilliard (left), his father Richard Hilliard, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. There are some extra murals further along the street depicting scenes of Exeter life. The portraits were painted by David Simpson in 1993 for the City Council and Exeter Civic Society and are based on the Tudor painter, Nicholas Hilliard's miniatures. Hilliard was born in Gandy Street.

It is a pity that the local graffiti artists (if that is a word that can be applied to their work) don't respect the public art of the city - Hilliard and his friends are often defaced by mindless and disrespectful scribblings.

Gandy Street mural - Nicholas Hilliard

Top of Page