Right opposite where Peter Anderson's new mural is being painstakingly applied to the wall of Douglas Square, a contrasting mural was today having its finishing touches applied on the side of the Albany.
This eye-catching bit of whimsy is not painted directly on the wall, it's on chipboard which will be fixed to the wall for a few months, and it's part of a project called Talking Walls which is the brainchild of a Goldsmith's student. There's a website under development here.*
It's the third in the series - there is also one fixed to the wall round the back of the Deptford Project, and the first mural which was painted directly onto the wall of one of the buildings on the Goldsmiths campus. We sought it out today after directions from the team working on the Albany wall.
We chatted to the student leading the project for a while but I regret I didn't get her name (blame it on Deptford X/caffeine overload). I do hope someone can add this information in the comments box so that I can give her due credit.
*the website is now up, revealing the student leading the project to be Tessa Lawer