Created on August 30, 2017
9 High Street, Thornton Heath CR7 8RU, UK

A Thornton Heath Nature Trail

'A Thornton Heath Nature Trail' created by local artist, Mat Pringle @matpringle was inspired by the flora and fauna of Thornton Heath from the Albino squirrels of Grangewood Park to Kayla the eagle, which is also the mascot of Crystal Palace Football Club (CPFC) located in the nearby Selhurst Park.  Mat's design drew on the community’s comments and knowledge of hidden nature and green space such as the Jerusalem artichokes growing in Thornton Heath Rec community garden.  Following a printmaking workshop with the local community, the artist developed a series of linocut prints which were enlarged and painted onto the final panels for the mural. The painted leaves of the mural act as a simplified map of Thornton Heath and the locations of the plants and animals. This artwork brings nature to the Thornton Heath High Street.
Curated by YOU&ME Architecture @youandme_archi 
Commissioned by Croydon Council 2017
Photographer:  Tilly Pollard @heartofthefirefly
Mat Pringle—A Thornton Heath Nature Trail Mat Pringle—A Thornton Heath Nature Trail Mat Pringle—A Thornton Heath Nature Trail
Hunted by Averil Coutinho.
Pictures by Tilly Pollard @heartofthefirefly.

Marker details

Date created2017-08-30T22:00:00.000Z
Marker typeartwork
CityThornton Heath
CountryUnited Kingdom