Brighton & Hove resident, Jordan Tsar, in collaboration with local artists, is on a mission to complete the first-ever Game of Thrones themed street art pieces in Brighton. The project will be non-profit and the murals will compose of a portrait of the Night’s King and Daenerys’ dragon – Drogon. The pieces will be approximately 35 metres high and 25 metres wide and be placed on the side and rear elevation of an 1860s Victorian Terrace House located in the heart of Kemptown.
So why Game of Thrones? The cult series may be best known for its surprise beheadings and its fantastical world of dragons and magic and sure, it may teach you a thing or two about slaying white walkers but there is so much more to this show than just this. Whether you’re an avid watcher of the series, or you’ve never even heard of it, there’s a lesson to be learned from this cultural phenomenon.
George R.R Martin, the author behind this HBO hit, has not only successfully told the story of a mystical world blended within power struggles, war, love, loyalty and family dynamic but has managed to inspire a new world of creative thinking and endless imagination. Game of Thrones teaches us about the unpredictable nature of life – it’s full of twists and turns and for the most part, things may not turn out how you expected. The intriguing, complex characters of this show embody this as they navigate their way through struggle and learn to gain confidence and strength in the face of great adversity. It’s simple: do what you love, spend time with the people that matter the most to you and be grateful, because, as Martin’s thrilling story relentlessly shows, any moment could be your last.
GoT Brighton is a non-profit project designed for the love of art and the city – all money raised will go towards the cost of the artists, the materials needed for producing the art, and to the St. John’s Specialist Independent School and College.