Late rock musician Mick Ronson has been immortalised in a mural at Bilton Grange. Picture: Jerome Whittingham.

Huge Mick Ronson mural created in Hull to commemorate rock legend

The late great rock musician Mick Ronson has been immortalised in a huge mural in Bilton Grange.

The artwork is the result of a collaboration between residents, arts company Back to Ours and Hull City Council.

Overwhelmingly, residents opted for a mural of the east Hull legend on the blank canvas – a bare brick gable end on the parade of shops on Greenwich Avenue.

Ronson, one of the greatest musical talents of his generation, was influential in changing the face of rock music and inspiring young musicians worldwide.

Before achieving stardom, he worked as a gardener for Hull City Council in parks around east Hull and always stayed true to his Hull roots.

A Mick Ronson mural has been created as the result of a collaboration between residents, arts company Back to Ours and Hull City Council. Picture: Jerome Whittingham.

The mural depicts the flowers from the parks, the old Hull Spartans athletics track and the former Greenwich shops’ awnings – all sights which would have been familiar to him while growing up in the area.

Longhill and Bilton Grange Ward Councillor Julia Connor, the driving force behind the mural, said: “I feel very proud to have been involved in this project. The mural is truly magnificent and a credit to the artists Lydia Caprani, Ollie Marshall and Cain Marshall, from Back to Ours.”

Back to Ours director Lou Yates said: “This has been a wonderful opportunity to support local artists and work with the people of Bilton Grange on what they want to see.

“We have had a great time chatting with the community and hearing all their ideas and that is what important to us. Back to Ours has always been, and always will be, about people, and this has been at the very heart of this project from the start.”