Coventry’s Dynamic Artistry Takes Center Stage in Collaborative Mural

In a remarkable display of artistic brilliance, local artists WoW! with a new mural. Coventry’s very own Michael Batchelor, aka Dynamic, and the talented Melissa Smith, from Street Art Strategy, have etched their names into the city’s artistic legacy. Their joint effort has birthed a striking wall mural that now graces Bailey Lane, just opposite the Herbert Art Gallery. Thus serving as the pièce de résistance of the “Work on Walls” exhibition.

WoW! Street Art mural created by local artists.
Bailey Lane, Street Art by Dynamic and Street Art Strategy | Credit: Emily Tyler

Dynamic: Local Artists

Dynamic, a beloved figure in Coventry’s art scene and a Coventry icon has left an indelible mark on the city with a portfolio of awe-inspiring murals. His vibrant creations adorn various corners of Coventry, ranging from spirited depictions of sports enthusiasts on Market Way to the graceful avian spectacles near the station. His artistry even extends indoors with an enchanting mural at the SkyDome. Dynamic’s unique style and unwavering commitment to the craft have solidified his place as a cornerstone of Coventry’s artistic identity.

WoW! Street Art
Bailey Lane, Street Art by Dynamic and Street Art Strategy | Credit: Emily Tyler

Melissa Smith: The Visionary Behind Street Art Strategy

Melissa Smith, co-founder of Street Art Strategy, stands as a linchpin in coordinating and facilitating large-scale street art projects. Beyond her logistical prowess, Smith is a skilled illustrator and self-professed doodler. Notably, she earned distinction as one of the eight local artists handpicked by Coventry Sky Blues in their prestigious portrait competition, further solidifying her status as a rising star within the local art community.

WoW! Street Art
Bailey Lane, Street Art by Dynamic and Street Art Strategy | Credit: Emily Tyler

Celebrating Coventry’s Homegrown Talent

The collaborative mural’s unveiling underscores the pivotal role of Coventry’s own artists, as none were initially featured in the primary roster of the “Work on Walls” exhibition. As Coventry continues to burgeon as a vibrant hub for artistic expression, the hope remains that the Herbert Art Gallery recognizes and embraces the treasure trove of homegrown talent that the city proudly harbours.

The Mural is situated on Bailey Lane opposite The Herbert Art Gallery and is still a work in progress. We will follow up in a few weeks to see the finished piece.

WoW! Street Art mural created by local artists.
Bailey Lane, Street Art by Dynamic and Street Art Strategy | Credit: Emily Tyler

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  • Emily Tyler

    Having studied at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance for my BA (Hons) in Stage Management, I worked within the theatres in London until I moved to Coventry in 2010 and found that I needed other creative outlets. Using Photography I explored my new city and discovered a love of architecture, which led me to start playing with editing software on my iPad, and the use of the Apple Pencil meant that I started creating digital artwork. I joined a local blogging group, to meet new people and rediscover my love of writing which had been lost over the years. I enjoyed reviewing local restaurants, bars, as well as one-off events like coffee festivals and music.

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