Provost Street community project

London housing association, Peabody, wanted to commission a community artist to improve the large but gloomy entranceway of a block of flats at 47 Provost Street. Something that would bring daily enjoyment and pride to its residents.
Residents wanted something colourful, and I developed a modern design that also pick up on the architecture of the award-winning building itself. Part of the 8-metre mosaic was made on site, with Peabody staff and residents of all ages helping to stick the 26,000 pieces.
The mosaic was unveiled in 2015 at a ceremony hosted by Peabody’s Chair Lord Kerslake and the Speaker of Hackney, Councillor Sade Etti. 
Watch the video to learn more about the project.