Blossom in Brockley: The station mosaic

As promised, here are a few pics of the new mosaic being created at Brockley Station - looks lovely, great work and thanks to all those involved.




31 comments:

Headhunter said...

Good work, definitely improves the blank wall there.

Anonymous said...

Looks great,Until some oik spray paints It.

fabhat said...

That looks lovely - both close up and from afar. Well done to both the organisers and makers of the mosaic.

Brockley Kate said...

Actually, anon, I've been pretty impressed at how respectful the local graffiti fans are towards the existing public art around Coulgate St - so why should this be any different?

Anonymous said...

I think this is really effective. Is there any chance the artists could apply their skills top other neglected areas?

Popper said...

This GREAT, can we have more on the other concrete walls?

M said...

That's lovely. I didn't realise it was that bit of wall though. Can they do the rest (not asking much am I?)?

Headhunter said...

It looks quite Japanese. Reminiscent of murals on the walls of temples in Kyoto...

Anonymous said...

What a result, hope the loveliness of Coulgate street starts to spread up onto the main road. I guess Magi, TM2 and SOTH are starting to improve it slightly, long may the improvements continue.

Matt-Z said...

It is indeed great. Saw it last night and even by streetlight it looked good. Is it going to run all the way round the bare walls? The old station building was bad enough on its own, but since the trees came down and the steps/wall/ramp combo arrived it's been even more reminiscent of East Berlin before the fall of Communism. It just needs a sign saying "SIE VERLASSEN DEN ERHALTUNG SEKTOR"

mintness said...

Ooh, and I'm a German translator and all. More work for Brockley businesses!

Popper said...

I submit this project (if all the bare walls are done) as the single biggest improvement to the area since I became a Brockley stakeholder a few years back...

I said...

Pleeeease let the artist be allowed to do the whole wall. It's lovely, and the steps, as they stand, are utilitarian and depressing.

Matt-Z said...

While we're talking about the station, I notice it has no sign at the moment. I assume it will get a nice London Overground roundel together with the old BR logo. But will this happen before the East London line extension arrives, or on opening?

Anonymous said...

London Overground roundels are against Conservation Area guidelines.

All signs must be woven from a) cotton, b) hemp or c) ginger pubes.

Anonymous said...

If only there were a tedious and predictable Conservation area signage joke in here somewhere.

*looks up*
Oh.

b. said...

brilliant work, saw it this morning - loving it.
well done all involved.

Anonymous said...

The Conservation Area gave birth to its own signage jokes through its own actions

Anonymous said...

That doesn't make them funnier or any less predictable however.

Kate said...

It looks great - well done - could the other walls get the same treatment? Would brighten up the place considerably!

Brockley Kiwi said...

That's brilliant! Really brought a smile to my weary face.

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Clearly the blossom is spring.

Can we have three more representing the three other seasons please?

graeme said...

...and then rename the station "Quattro Stagioni"! Just like a pizza. I told you this area is fast becoming little Italy.

It's a lovely, simple idea though, at least for my philistine tastes. How can we make this so?

oryx said...

It looks beautiful.

Re. spray-painting and public art - I've seen remarkably little spoiling on what is perhaps Brockley's best-known piece of public art (the poem on the wall along Shardeloes Road) so here's hoping people respect this too.

Nux said...

That's lovely - will remind me of my Japanese honeymoon whenever I have to catch a train :-)

Anonymous said...

Graeme keep Quite pleeze,or you will be sleeping with thee fishes

Anonymous said...

Agree with everyone that the mosaic looks great. How about painting the sides of the high-level railway bridge and the footbridge at the station? Would be a nice welcome to Brockley, and hopefully stop graffiti being the first thing you see on arrival.

Anonymous said...

Those steps are depressingly ugly, and the scale of them is out of all proportion to everything else in that area. The blossom mosaic is attractive, but throws the rest of it into even sharper relief.

Anonymous said...

Apparently the mosaic is an ode to the cherry trees that were cut down on Brockley train embankment earlier this year - nice touch. Good work - it is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Could someone tell me when the official mosaic opening tea party is happening? I hear Steve Bullock is doing the honours and the Broca providing refreshments. Would hate to miss it!

annarosa said...

Thanks for the lovely words of support for the mosaic! We are very pleased you like it and yes, it is a visual memorial to the trees that got cut down..and we would love to do more around the station!
The opening is 3rd December around 11.15am and we hope to be able to close the street for a tea party with nice cakes from the Broca! Steve Bullock is cutting a ribbon with some children from John Stainer. Invite cards in local shops shortly. Once again, thank you all for your kind words! Long live small glass tiles!

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