Murals are often spotted above ground, on buildings, in estates and next to parks but occasionally they go underground as a great way to decorate the subways. Elephant and Castle has extensive subways as a way to cross one of London’s busiest junctions. Back in the early 1990s, artists were commissioned to spruce up the subway environment. Brilliant tile work mosaics was executed at the entrances and extensive murals by David Bratby covered the inside of the tunnels.
However, there are plans by Transport for London to get rid of the subways at the Elephant. A campaign as been started called Save Our Subways which has lots of information about what the plans are and what is happening.
Tomorrow there is a free talk at 7pm by artist David Bratby. More details here.
There is also a clean up on the 2nd of February 2013. More information here.
Hope to see you there!