John Walter (1998, Fine Art) commissioned to create 100-metre mural
Artist John Walter (1998, Fine Art) has been commissioned by Thames Tideway Tunnel to create a new mural at Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey during construction of a new London “super sewer”.
Mr Walter, who is based in Bermondsey at Old Kent Road, has worked with pupils at the Riverside Primary School to design the entrance of the new sewer ahead of the start of construction.
The artwork will be in place on a temporary hoarding for two years at Tideway’s Chambers Wharf construction site. Mr Walter is now working on the final design that will be unveiled later in the year. The 100-metre long mural will be installed over the summer.
He said: “It’s an amazing opportunity to exhibit on an epic scale in central London. Being a local resident, I have followed the super sewer with interest. It’s great be involved in such an important project.”
Mr Walter was recently awarded a grant from the Artists’ International Development Fund, supported by Arts Council England and The British Council. The grant will enable him to travel to New York to collaborate with artists and in turn to host an artist in London this autumn. He is also celebrating the purchase by The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool of part of his exhibition, Alien Sex Club, for their permanent collection as part of a new collection of work by LGBT artists.