Southwark Council celebrates history of Walworth with new hoardings artwork

View of Walworth Square with on the right, the new hoardings surrounding Walworth Town Hall and in the back the new War Memorial. [Photo by Juliana Onetti]

New hoardings are now surrounding Walworth Town Hall, displaying the artwork of graphic artist Kerry Lemon

The name of this new piece of public art commissioned by Southwark Council and supported by Lendlease is “Drawing Out Walworth“.

With this artwork, the council wanted to bring together many historical references of Walworth in order to celebrate the local area

Kerry Lemon tried to represent the “rich and fascinating history” of Walworth. To do so he decided to include elements such as plants, animals, and architecture, all representing the local area in the past or present.

The artwork is part of the regeneration of the area along with the new War Memorial. Both were placed in the new Walworth Square to make it even more interesting and pleasant.

Kerry said, “I hope that the design brings pleasure to the residents and visitors and intrigues people to find out more about Walworth’s wonderful history.

The main goal of the council was to brighten up the area which remained unchanged for a long time after the fire damages in the Town Hall building back in 2013.

Cllr Johnson Situ, Cabinet Member for Growth, Development and Planning said, “The new hoardings celebrate the heritage of the Walworth road with this distinct and creative artwork which will brighten up the area and complement the new square.

Description of the project written on one of the hoardings. [Photo by Juliana Onetti]

To find out more about the project visit www.southwark.gov.uk/wth.

To see more photos of the hoardings visit WALWORTH HOARDINGS.