Mosaics made by young offenders displayed in Lambeth,
2 October 2011
Mosaics made by young offenders as part of their rehabilitation
have gone on display at a workshop in south London.
The artwork at Southbank Mosaics, which is used to enhance London
communities, includes a piece under construction in response to
the recent riots.
People leading the project in Lambeth say it gives offenders a
chance to pay back the community and the mosaics improve the look
Southbank Mosaics is helping transform the area close to where poet
and painter William Blake lived in Hercules Road, Lambeth, into
"Blake's Lambeth". So far two mosaic translations of his
work have been installed outside Waterloo station, twenty-four mosaics
in Centaur Street and seven mosaics in Carlisle Lane.
The project, designed to create a deeper understanding of his work
among locals and visitors, is backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund.