Local artist selected to celebrate the history of The Quarry

May 01, 2017

Local artist Gary Drostle has been selected by L&Q and The Anderson Group, developers behind the new homes and state-of-the-art primary school at The Quarry, Erith, to help celebrate and tell the story of The Quarry’s history.

Gary will showcase the story of The Quarry’s past, present and future by using photos and anecdotes from local people that will be displayed on selected hoardings surrounding the site as well as at The Quarry itself.

Chosen for his technical and artistic ability and experience with working with large scale murals, mosaics and sculptures, Gary has previously worked on a number of high profile projects across the globe. His famous works include mosaics such as Croydon City Council’s Fishpond and La Puerta at the Museo de Arte Publico in Cali, Colombia. Gary Drostle is also the creator of the renowned De Luci Fish mosaic sculpture on the roundabout at the entrance to Erith.

Gary, who is based at his studio in Erith, commented: “I am delighted to have been selected to create a mural for The Quarry site in Erith. It is always a pleasure to work on a project so close to home, and in this case the mural will be displayed just minutes from my studio on Fraser Road! The Quarry has a fascinating history, which will be a key source of inspiration for my artwork, and I am looking forward to working with L&Q and Andersons over the coming months to produce something the whole community will be able to enjoy”.

Christine Osborne, Regional Sales Director at L&Q, added: “We’re really looking forward to working with Gary on this project and bringing the history of The Quarry to life. We’ve already heard and seen lots of wonderful anecdotes and photographs documenting local people’s experiences of the site so we can’t wait to reveal the artwork”.

With the first homes coming to market in summer 2017, The Quarry will comprise of an exceptional collection of around 470 family houses for sale, 130 unique apartments for private rent and a state-of-the-art three form-entry primary school. With sustainability at its heart, this new eco-development will be surrounded by woodland and feature a conservation area the size of around three football pitches, as well as cycle routes, play corridors and a village green.

If you’re a local resident who has photos or stories to share, please contact the team at

Prospective homebuyers interested in finding out more about The Quarry can register their interest at and follow developments on Facebook @TheQuarryErith and on Twitter @thequarryerith.

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