The Star becomes art as Brian and Bruce rest on our booth

Brian and Bruce on a Star booth, by Matt Cockayne
Brian and Bruce on a Star booth, by Matt Cockayne
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Readers often say The Star is something of a daily work of art. Now, we’re appearing in one.

Popular Sheffield creative type Matt Cockayne has produced a new range of paintings featuring a pair of pigeons sitting on city landmarks. And included in the collection of seven is one where the two birds – called Brian and Bruce – are perched on one of this newspaper’s famous booths.

“The Star is part of the city,” says Matt, 30, who grew up in Mosborough but now lives in Chesterfield. “I was thinking of more unusual places to feature and, when I was in Fargate, I saw one and thought it was perfect.”

Other locations include the police box outside Town Hall, the number 95 bus to Walkley and Vulcan himself.

Matt, whose previous work has included a city scape painted in a bottle of Henderson’s, exhibits them at the Hampton by Hilton Hotel in West Bar Green next week. On sale at from June 20.