13th Dec, 2019

Mosaics depicting Stratford's iconic landmarks unveiled

MOSAICS depicting Stratford’s rich history have been unveiled at the town’s new Arden Quarter.

Stratford District Council invited artists to design ‘pavement art’ near the train station to catch the eye of visitors arriving to the town.

Some 30 proposals were whittled to just three and judged by a panel of councillors and representatives from Orbit Housing.

The winning submission was from artist Rob Turner, whose mosaic series was chosen for its combination of history and heritage.

Each mosaic took a month to complete and shows some of the town’s historical landmarks including the former cattle market which was next to the station.

Mr Turner said: “ I have enjoyed researching, designing and making these interpretations of Stratford-upon-Avon’s rich history.

“While working in the street installing these mosaics, I had many conversations with both visitors and residents of the town and have been overwhelmed by the interest and positivity towards Stratford’s heritage, which these mosaics have initiated.”

The £25,000 artwork has been funded by Arden Quarter developer Orbit.

Orbit spokesman Craig Prestidge said: “The artist has really captured the essence of Stratford and we are delighted to support this artwork which will leave a lasting legacy of Stratford’s proud history for current and future generations to enjoy.”

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