Water theme mural for Bond Street

Photo:Mural by Pearl Bates in Bond Street Lane, September 2010

Mural by Pearl Bates in Bond Street Lane, September 2010

Photo by Henry Bruce

Designed by Pearl Bates

By Jackie Fuller, North Laine resident

Southern Water has now [2010] completed their three-year project in Brighton, entailing a major overhaul of the city's antiquated Victorian pipes at a total cost of £15.5 million. As a farewell they have funded an anti-graffiti mural with a water theme to thank residents for the patience and understanding shown while the work was carried out.

A different style

The artist is Pearl Bates, who was chosen is showing a style somewhat different from traditional street art and therefore in keeping with Brighton's reputation as a leader in the arts world rather than a follower.

Unveiled in August 2010

Pearl’s mural was unveiled on 12 August 2010 in Bond Street. She said:

“The character of the mermaid sums up my feelings about the city really – beautiful, quirky, cheeky, sexy and fun. I was thrilled to win the competition but also a little daunted about doing something of this size on a wall, which is all new territory for me."

[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 206, September/October 2010]

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