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Huge Abandoned Ship Transformed into a Graffiti Gallery

DuDug is an international street art collective that has taken over an abandoned ship on the beaches of Llanerch-y-Mor in North Wales, repurposing its deserted carcass as a large canvas for their graffiti art project referred to as The Black Duke. The once highly revered cruise liner known as the Duke of Lancaster was left to rust on a dry dock since 1979 and only finally approached and transformed by these group of artists last year.

The ghost ship is a continuously evolving spectacle, currently adorned with eight lively large-scale works that include contributions by Lora Zombie, Fat Heat, and Fin DAC. The tight community of creatives plan to cover the ship with art with the hopes of not only drawing attention to and informing the public about the rich history of the ship (which they go into great detail about on their website), but to birth a new tourist attraction in the area.

A few of the artists have even taken the time to record their process. Check out a short video featuring artist KIWIE, below, as he adds his creations to the hull of the enormous ship.

Photo credits: [Dan Callister / Rex Features, Kez, Fat Heat]
DuDug website
DuDug on Facebook
via [Telegraph]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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