Art Meets the Hull Marathon 2017 – Gavin Mayhew

This year is the Hull UK City of Culture Year and creativity has been embraced by all including the Hull Marathon.

The Hull Marathon is a well established date in the calendar and this year is no exception.


Sunday 24th September 2017


9am for marathon and relay runners 9:30am for Fun Run runners.

Creativity has come to the Hull Marathon 2017

To complement Hull’s year in the spotlight as UK City of Culture we’re adding some cultural elements to the 2017 RB Hull Marathon.

Artwork will feature within every mile on the road surface of the race route and the originals will be displayed at a special marathon exhibition at Hull College.
The RB 2017 Hull Marathon website”

Artist and photographers were invited to submit artwork that represented a particular mile on the marathon route with the winning entrants being featured at the mile they chose to represent.

Mile 4 Winner is none other than Prince Charles praised artist Gavin Mayhew

1create - Gavin Mayhew Artist This is the image that was chosen to be massively enlarged at ‘mile 4’ (near the Deep, which this image depicts) on the Hull Marathon Route as ‘road art’ (whatever that means).

1create - Hull Marathon Art The Mysterious Deep - Gavin Mayhew

Name of the piece: ‘The Mysterious Deep’ – by Gavin Mayhew

Medium: Oils on canvas board, A1 size.

Having entered the competition artist Gavin Mayhew was chosen for the “Mile 4 Art installation”.

The decision was made by a panel of judges that included:

  • Rosie Millard – Chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017
  • Peter Naylor – Curator of the marathon exhibition
  • Lucas Meagor – Race Director
  • Representatives of Principal Sponsor RB, Main Sponsor Hull College and Fun Run organisers Fitmums & Friends.

His winning piece will be featured at this years Hull Marathon 2017

It will then be made into postcards and prints then exhibited at the Hull College Art gallery.

Gavin’s image has also been selected and used to promote the Hull Marathon Art Exhibition by the official Hull Marathon Facebook page.

The Hull Marathon Art Exhibition

Exhibition times:

– Friday 22nd September 5-8pm

– Saturday 23rd September 9am-5pm

– Sunday 24th September 10am-5pm


Hull School of Art and Design, Hull College in Wilberforce Drive.

You can learn more about Gavin Mayhew and his Art at his Profile

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