A FORMER cruise liner is to be further adorned in artwork.
The Duke of Lancaster, moored at Llanerch-y-Môr, near Mostyn, will continue its transformation as it looks to become Europe’s largest open air gallery.
It is set to become a canvas for a second series of artworks, following a collection of artists having already worked on the ship during 2012.
Artists are due to visit the site from March 22 to April 2 to add their creations to sit alongside the eight existing murals.
Maurice Blunt, who is helping to lead the project, said: “We have an exciting line-up of artists scheduled to visit the Duke and they are happy for the public to come along to see them at work.
“Unlike some of the artists from the first phase, who kept their identities secret, the latest batch of artists are not anonymous, which makes it a great opportunity for those who are interested, to see the project unfolding.
“All of the artists on this phase are instantly recognisable having featured in many festivals in the UK, including Upfest in Bristol and Sun, Sea and Spray in Blackpool.”
Mr Blunt said the slogan of the project is being kept under wraps until the artworks have been completed.
The Duke of Lancaster has so far played host to artists from Latvia, France and Hungary, as well as from Wales, Ireland and England.
Project leaders hope the ship can become a major tourist attraction and help bring regeneration to the area.
“The next batch of artists is as eager as the last to leave their mark on the Duke, but with the winter months we were forced to take a break from revitalising the ship,” said Maurice.
“We are now ready for the longer days and better weather, with some of the biggest and most watched names in the Urban Art world keen to have their say.”
The transformation of the ship is being co-ordinated by the group Dudug.