New design sought for Brixton’s bridge
Lambeth Council and Brixton BID are launching a competition to redesign the iconic railway bridge over Brixton Road, as part of this year’s Brixton Design Trail.
The bridge, which currently has a mural depicting the phrase B OUR GUEST, is seen as a ‘gateway feature’ of Brixton town centre and will be another fresh sign design following the Pope’s Road Bridge and the new Electric Avenue sign.
The design competition will look for a design that reflects ‘the positive spirit of Brixton, its people, culture and heritage, now and with a nod to the future’.
Word from the Cabinet
Cllr Jennifer Brathwaite, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Environment & Housing, said: “This bridge is such a focal point for people living, working, shopping or just travelling through Brixton and it’ll be great to get a fresh design on there.
“We really appreciate creativity in this borough and our communities have such a diverse cultural mix – this meaningful and innovative public art will be a wonderful reflection of Brixton.”
Brixton Design Trail
Binki Taylor, Brixton Design Trail producer and creator, said: “The design trail is all about harnessing and sharing great, artistic creations with the public – and the people of Brixton really engage with this spirit.
“What better way to have a permanent piece of the Brixton Design Trail than to launch this design completion for the iconic Brixton railway bridge. I can’t wait to see the designs that will create something we can appreciate every single day.”
Artists will be asked to submit their designs to the council by November 24, ahead of a public exhibition of all suitable submissions. A panel made up of Lambeth Council, Brixton Design Trail, and representatives from other local community groups will then decide on the winner.
The winning artist will be awarded a £10,000 fixed-fee commission. It is hoped that the artwork will be installed on the bridge from Spring 2018.
Please visit the Brixton Design Trail website for more information and how to enter.
Designs should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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