Mural Land is an exciting public art project set up by the London Borough of Newham in 2016. In collaboration with Wood Street Walls and other partners, we will be creating a series of new murals on walls in Maryland, Forest Gate and Manor Park to complement our continued investment in public realm improvements.
Throughout the project we will work with the local community to create murals which reflect local aspirations and are tailored to each location.
Mural Land will be delivered between 2017 and 2019.
“When elected onto Newham Council I made a promise to do all I could to help bring accessible public art to Forest Gate North ward. I have led on Mural Land since 2016 and I am proud to formally announce that with the Crossrail Complementary Measures funding we are investing in community art around Crossrail Stations.
Mural Land is a community art project and will be a powerful tool to help provide a sense of belonging, identity and place-making to the areas. It will be an opportunity to creatively regenerate the area and will and already has begun to actively engage residents thus bringing communities closer together.
Mural Land plans to engage and consult with our diverse communities around the Crossrail stations, and engage with schools and key stakeholders to ensure we have the best community-led art reflecting our rich and unique community. I look forward to meet many of you at our community workshops over the next few months and hearing your ideas and I’m so excited to see what we come up with.
— Councillor Seyi Akiwowo, Councillor, Forest Gate North