The 1250th anniversary of Deventer in 2018 was an excellent opportunity to be inspired by our city’s past, present and future, which is exactly what Rotterdam illustrator and street artist Joren Joshua achieved with this mural.
The artist tells the story of this unique location in the Sluiskwartier, a former millworks that in the 19th century sat at the corner of the former city moat and the inner harbour, which has since been filled in. This location, where the lock was located, formed an important gateway. Next door the Raambuurt emerged as one of Deventer's first industrial areas.
Joren Joshua hopes you will see what you want to in his work. For one person, it might be an homage to our past as a port city with two docker workers busy carrying freight. The other may see the imprint of industry and workers in an old steamship and a red cogwheel. And the observant viewer will recognize the colours that perfectly suit Deventer and its birthday -the red and white of Deventer's coat of arms and, of course, red and yellow, the colours of our jewel, the football club - Go Ahead Eagles. Making of video: https://youtu.be/AuPsE1o1rm0Project:
#SAS1250 / Deventer 1250 Street
Artist: Joren Joshua
Location: side facade Sluisstraat 4 , Deventer
Date: April 2019
Made possible by: Deventer 1250, Municipality of Deventer, Street Art Streets, Loxam, Verfgrossier, Egbert.EGD