‘Pauline in yellow dress’ mural adorns wall of Friargate pub

Posted on - 27th October, 2023 - 7:42pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Friargate, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Pauline looks down in Edward Street and includes many nods to Preston Pic: Shawn Sharpe

One of Preston’s most famous paintings has been recreated on the side of a pub in Friargate.


The Northern Way has played host to artist Shawn Sharpe’s latest mural creation.


‘Pauline in the yellow dress’ which hangs in the Harris has been given a modern makeover by Shawn.

Read moreMeeting Shawn Sharpe, the artist behind the striking Church Street mural

He is the creative brains behind the ‘Mother’ mural which was painted on the side of Hogarths.

Now he’s channelled many of the city’s icons into the latest mural with a nod to the Preston Guild, gas lamps, The Invincibles and Halewoods bookshop.

The mural is on Edward Street, just off Friargate and is 12 metres by 5.5 metres.

Full length picture of the Shawn Sharpe mural on side of The Northern Way Pic: Shawn Sharpe

Read more: New mural for The Station pub in Preston City Centre

His last creation just off Church Street proved controversial after it was painted on without the owners of Hogarths, Amber Taverns, applying for listed building consent to have the mural pointed on the side wall of the pub.

Preston City Council decided the mural could stay as it did not affect the facade of the listed building or detract from the Church Street area.

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