This mural has been removed. There is a new Hanseatic mural in the Treurnietgang made by the Strakke Hand)
Deventer would not have become the city it is today without the cooperative power of the Hanseatic League. To bring this message creatively to young people, artist Hedy Tjin designed this "Wake Up Wall". In total, the artist created four of these murals for the new Canon of the Netherlands.
The text on the mural reads ‘Wij vermenigvuldigt de kracht van ik’ which translates to 'We multiply the power of I', a testament to the former Hanseatic League, a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northern Europe[LB1] . The painting also shows a cog ship being loaded or unloaded by two people carrying bags and barrels, with a cityscape in the background.
The Canon of the Netherlands introduces young people to the history of our country from different perspectives. With creative street art, young people are encouraged to think about and discuss the significance of our history. Hedy Tjin incorporated the Hanseatic history into a colourful artwork with empowering statements that help young people realize they are in charge of their own future. Lessons from the past serve as wake-up calls for the present. The four wake-up murals in honour of the Canon of the Netherlands can be seen in Deventer, Amsterdam, Groningen and Nijmegen.
Making of video: https://youtu.be/gm9SW6YkZ7g
Project: #CanonVanNL "The Hanseatic League"
Artist: Hedy Tjin
Location: Mr. De Boerlaan/ Industrieweg
Date: November 2020
Made possible by: Open Air Museum Arnhem, Canon of the Netherlands, The Social Club, PUNT, Municipality of Deventer, Street Art Streets