Doddington & Rollo Children Centre Mural

A delight for the eyes in an urban jungle!

Doddington & Rollo Children Centre MuralLondoners don't tend to wander into housing estates unless they are visiting friends or are very familiar with the area so the majority of Battersea locals are probably unaware of the delightful mural painted for the Doddington and Rollo Children's Centre in the Doddington Estate.

The piece shows various scenes neatly tied together. At one end, there are views of the sea, a whale, some people being rescued and a rainbow. Then overhead, God creates man , a copy of the scene from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, set against a dark night sky filled with planets. To the left of the creation, animals appear and we are now in a jungle! Finally as we move left we come across children playing in front of Battersea Power Station. The whole piece is slightly surreal but beautifully executed.

The piece is by Brian Barnes who has his studios around the corner. It is painted on boards. We are currently researching the history of this mural. If you can help, please do get in touch.

UPDATE 2012 The mural has now been removed from it's home outside of the children centre as the current users of the centre didn't feel it was right for them anymore. It is kept in storage by Brian Barnes.

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

This mural has been lost

Where to find it

Falkner Court, Francis Chicester Way, Battersea, London SW11 5JE

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Dimensions

6 m x 2.5 m Person for scale

Materials

  • Paint: Household?

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