Concrete Mural

It's a mural but not as we know it!

Concrete MuralThis piece should really fall into the category of sculptural relief. In some ways, it references some of the work done in the 1960s using concrete which created slabs of decorated reliefs often referred to as murals.

The piece is described as showing the activities of the Adult Education Centre which is where the mural is located. It was one of several pieces within the centre grounds though it looks like this is the only piece to have survived.

The mural was created by Karen Gregory, Dennis Holmes and Kim Bennett back in 1981. It was funded by Tower Hamlets council and the Greater London Arts which was part of the Greater London Council.

We are currently researching the history of this mural. If you can help, please do get in touch.

Condition

As it's concrete, there doesn't seem to be lots of damage however without a picture of what it originally looked like, it's hard to tell.

Have we missed something?

If you know something about this mural that we have missed the please get in touch.

This mural is in OK condition

Where to find it

229 Bethnal Green Road, London, 2 6AB

From Bethnal Green tube station, turn into Bethnal Green Road. As the building is quite far down, take a bus down the road. Get off at the stop after the Tescos which will be on the right hand side of the road. Cross the road, looking for building numbers til you get to 229. The building is the Adult Education Centre and the mural is in the entrance.
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Colours

#FFDDDD #997777 #552222 #775544 #DDBBAA #773300 #CC9966 #221100 #AA6622 #664455 #DD99AA #AA6677

Dimensions

6.7 m x 3 m Person for scale

Materials

  • Other: Concrete

Funding

How to get there

Bus
8, 309, 388
Train
Liverpool Street Station
Tube
Bethnal Green

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