"Mama Africa" Bridge

(Loughborough Road Bridge)

Finally phase one of the second bridge is completed! Consolidating our idea of linking the bridges to continents, Africa was the chosen one, partly because of its linkage to man's origins and partly because of the prominent Afro-Caribbean community in Loughborough Junction and the Brixton area. Proceedings have started early this year, recruiting local artists to get inspiration from african visuals, symbols, motifs. A special thanks to our sponsor Daler Rowney www.daler-rowney.com, who have kindly provided all paints for the artwork on the bridge.

In this video Walter Reed explains the concept around the project in more detail:

Watch the making of the "Mama Africa" bridge here:

The artists workshops

Artists