Cardiff’s Quay Street

Posted: 18th October 2021

Cardiff’s Quay Street has been decorated with a huge mural of a local professor who was awarded an MBE to celebrate her incredible contribution towards the NHS in Wales.

Professor Alka Surajprakash Ahuja, worked alongside the TEC Cymru team to establish the NHS Wales Video Consulting Service, which gave patients to access healthcare advice and services from their homes during the Coronavirus pandemic and is celebrated on the streets of Cardiff.

The painting was commissioned by Amazon Home Made and painted by a group of female street artists – Natasha Rachel, Rosie Woods and Molly Hankinson – as part of a street art series celebrating International Women’s Day in 2021.

Painting was carried out over a few days in the lead up to Mother’s Day on 7th March ready to help celebrate people in the UK who have been ‘mothering’ the nation during the past year.

In total three women from across the UK were also painted to celebrate their incredible efforts caring for their communities during the pandemic – with the other murals being painted in Shoreditch in London and Pollok in Glasgow.

A hand wearing some medical PPE and clothing is seen handling a tablet computer with the phrase ‘Connection is key’ on the screen whilst two other hands grasp in front of it.

A QR code was added along with a hashtag for The Art of Motherhood which directs you to a blog post about the whole street art series and where a video was also produced about the painting of all the walls.

In Cardiff, Alka’s image stands proud as part of the Amazon campaign and really brought this area of the city centre to life.


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