Have you seen the recently restored concrete murals in the Colchester Southway underpass? Concrete Legacy is a documentary showing the restoration and interpret...ation of Colchester’s public art murals by husband and wife team, artists Henry Collins and Joyce Pallot.
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Work is in progress to restore the public art in Colchester's Southway subways. The concrete art murals were placed in the subways to brighten up the area in t...he 1970s. The murals by sculptors Henry Collins and Joyce Pallot, the husband and wife team who lived and worked in Colchester have weathered the passage of time well, but were in need of restoration.
Colchester Civic Society and Colchester In Bloom started fundraising in 2014 to raise the funds needed. Essex Heritage Trust gave a grant for the initial restoration of the Abbeygate Mural. Now with an award of funds from the Heritage Lottery which was made possible by National Lottery players, and an additional grant from The Harvey Benham Trust the restoration of all of these murals is ensured. The murals were made by making a detailed reverse mould and filling that with concrete.
Kirsty Walsh and Maxwell Malden of Orbis Conservation working on the murals in the Maldon Road subway on Thursday. Colchester Civic Society Colchester in Bloom Heritage Lottery Fund Visit Colchester Firstsite Colchester