Derwent Foreshore Project
Public art Installation project:: Lottery funded
The National trust commisioned ceramic artist Penny Hampson to design a large scale mural for the Keswick Subway, connecting to the Derwent Foreshore.
Coloured porcelain tiles cut by water jet. Surface treated with transparent glaze, sandblasting, screen printing and decals.
16 m x 2 m
Hired by Penny Hampson as a freelance artist to help with her mural and work alongside year 10 pupils form Keswick School.
Keswick subway given facelift
A subway in Keswick has been given a facelift thanks to local children.
For years it has been covered with graffiti, but now the subway leading to Derwentwater has had a special makeover.
Eric Robson, Chairman of Cumbria Tourism said:
"We have a whole range of feisty communities all with a sense of place.
This is a marvellous example of localism in action. It couldn't be better."
– Eric Robson
The mural displays the foreshore and its plant and animal life.
The Mayor of Keswick said it was "a fitting tribute" as a gateway to the foreshore.
"It really shows what Keswick has to offer."
– Mayor of Keswick
Students from Keswick School designed leaves, fish and ducks for the mural.
Border News, ITV: wed 27th June, 2012