What a picture!

IT'S BIG Artist Pete Codling  has covered the walls in art of the Space Gallery in the  Eldon Building of the University of Portsmouth. Above is a 360 degree view of the room.  Picture: Paul Jacobs
IT'S BIG Artist Pete Codling has covered the walls in art of the Space Gallery in the Eldon Building of the University of Portsmouth. Above is a 360 degree view of the room. Picture: Paul Jacobs

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IT’S been six months in the creating, but it’s finally nearly finished.

A huge mural created by artist Pete Codling covers all of the walls in a building at the University of Portsmouth.

After starting in May this year at the Space gallery in the Eldon Building, Pete says the work is almost over.

He said: ‘It’s gone well. It’s all in charcoal drawing and I’ve used up over 200 square metres of space.

‘I think it’s the biggest freehand charcoal drawing in the UK.

‘At the moment we have a lot of people coming in to look at it because it’s nearly finished. We even had some schoolchildren in here yesterday who sat down and took some sketches from it.’

The 41-year-old, who lives in Southsea, is well-known in the area for his past projects including the One Million Pebble Project on Southsea beach and Wymering Wall near Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

The gallery will be taken down in December, and a new building is planned for the space, as part of the University of Portsmouth.