Work starts on mural in Quedgeley hoping to smash gender misconceptions

Work started on creating a mural which is hoped will rubbish misconceptions of gender roles in the welding industry. The mural, designed and painted by Gloucester-based street agency Hype Street Arts, depicts a woman welding while men work in the background.

The wall belongs to company Merbro Welding and backs on to Cole Avenue in Quedgeley.┬áStuart Maclain, director of Hype Street Arts, said: “We kept the design kind of different, because obviously the welding industry is not often associated with women.

“As much as it’s a manly profession, it was nice to be versatile with it.”

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