Toad in the Hull!

History Centre Toad

Introducing the History Centre's very own Toad! Toad in the Hull was designed by Janis Goodman with artwork being done by Sarah Fisher. The toad is sponsored by Kier Building Maintenance Hull. 

The design is based on a series of vignettes in which conversations take place, literally and metaphorically about Larkin and the toad. Brightly coloured cartoon-like illustrations, incorporating Hull landmarks such as the Deep, Queens Gardens and the Humber Bridge, cover the surface of the toad in an organic fashion. 

History Centre Toad

Larkin with Toads was a city wide mass participation public art event that populated Hull with enormous decorated toads for 10 weeks during summer 2010.