Mural Of The Month! Wolsey Road Mural

So let’s get 2012 mural of the month kick started. What haven’t you seen? Where would you like to go? What’s easy to get to?

Well I decided we should have given this one a bit more of a song and dance last year as it was another mural which celebrated 30 years. The painting is located near Newington Green on Wolsey Road. It was painted in 1981 by artist Carolyne Beale. We visited it in May on our North East London Mural Walk.

It’s a bit of a strange piece. Usually murals have clear narratives about local life or about politics but this is a trompe l’oeil of a house with a small child standing outside the front.

As we haven’t managed to get hold of Carolyne, we can’t unlock the secret meaning of the piece – if there is any at all! Any guesses? Then answers on an arty postcard please!

Now for some more pictures of the details!

I love the double staircase and if you can find me a place like this, I’ll move in tomorrow! Yes, you are right, it is all a little surreal. Still for 30 years, it’s in good nick!

This close up shows evidence of paint peel and a crack going through the piece. But what do you expect for 30 years and no TLC. (Insert appropriate internet sad face!)

So, as usual, I’ll nag you to go and take a look. We have more information about this piece here.  Go on, have a wander and visit this piece. We never know when these things will disappear!

About londonmuralpreservationsociety

The London Mural Preservation Society aims to bring murals created over the last 40 years back into the attention of the people of London and out further afield into the rest of the UK and the world.
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2 Responses to Mural Of The Month! Wolsey Road Mural

  1. What a fantastic mural! I hope there will be as much interest in my murals in 40 years time…

  2. Amara says:

    what an impressive site there. I am fond of any art painting especially murals. What I’m thinking right now is to have my house paint same as you showing on your website. It is amazing that even a cracked wall could even look nicer if you think of a remedy such as painting the wall. Thanks for your website.Hoping to see a lot more.

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