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PLATINUM JUBILEE: Her Majesty honoured with colourful Fulham hoardings

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Image captionImage 1: Pictured are the artists who created the hoardings – Peter Mammes, sibling duo Tom and Jess Jones-Berney, Paul Mason Barney, Sangeeta Weatherley, Silviya Georgieva and Joe Salt

Have you spotted the colourful hoardings in Fulham in honour of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

The eye-catching art installation – found along Dawes Road – was created and designed by seven local artists with the help of Fulham-based design agency Chorus.

The artists were each commissioned to create a piece that not only commemorates the Platinum Jubilee, but that also worked to reflect the overall ‘Waves of Wonder’ theme of the piece. This inspired by the undulation of the River Thames and the H&F Logo.

You can discover more about the seven artists and their artistic backgrounds on the Art on the Highstreet website.

Waves of Wonder

The hoarding depicts recognisable imagery, including the Dove Pier in Hammersmith, a quiet London street, Queen Elizabeth II as a younger woman, and the crown she wore during her Coronation in 1953.

Each of the six boards along the building site host an individual design – but also works in collaboration to create a dazzling collage.

Peter Mammes, sibling duo Tom and Jess Jones-Berney of Tomartacus, Paul Mason BarneySangeeta Weatherley, Silviya Georgieva of Sellvida and Joe Salt are the artists who designed the hoardings.

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Image caption: Image 2: Hoarding depicting the Dove Pier in Hammersmith

The colourful installation was funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supports H&F’s Arts Strategy (pdf 627KB) in placing arts at the centre of our high streets, in order to support local businesses and local creative professionals.

The hoardings decorate Dawes Road – and behind them sits a construction site where H&F Council is building 112 new genuinely affordable homes at the former site of Hartopp and Lannoy Point.

Current plans for the new Aintree Estate development will double the number of trees planted along Pellant Road and Williams Close, improve local walking routes for pedestrians, and be built to ‘Passivehaus’ standards – ecological requirements to make them carbon neutral – reducing energy bills for residents by up to 30 per cent.

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