Jul 06, 2017
New artwork, designed by local artist Gary Drostle, has been unveiled at The Quarry in Erith.
The 2m x 1m mural, has been inspired by local residents’ stories of the old quarry, the history of Erith, and elements of the future eco-development, which is due to launch later this summer.
The artwork will be displayed near The Quarry’s marketing suite when the first phase of homes go on sale.
Initially displayed on the hoardings, the piece will eventually be installed in the development grounds for all residents and the wider community to enjoy.
Gary Drostle, the artist behind the new artwork, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck into learning more about The Quarry and incorporating its fascinating history into my design.
“I hope that the future residents at The Quarry and the Erith community will enjoy the new artwork and I am looking forward to seeing the mural once it has been installed!”
Gary, who is based across the road from The Quarry on Fraser Road, is known in the area for creating the famous ‘De Luci Fish’ sculpture on the roundabout at the entrance to Erith.
His other local works include the Lesnes Abbey Mosaic, the Thames Barge mural, Dartford’s Industrial Heritage mural and the Time and Tide mosaic columns in Erith, a joint local project with artist Onya MacCausland,
Gary has also enjoyed success around the world, commissioning projects across the United States, Colombia, Canada, Chile, Ireland, China and South Africa.
Christine Osborne, Regional Sales Director at L&Q, added, “It was wonderful working with Gary during the creative process, and seeing his ideas come to life. We are absolutely delighted with the mural he has created for us at The Quarry, I am certain that this will be a great addition to the community which will be enjoyed by all.”
The Quarry is a collection of around 600 new homes and a state-of-the-art primary school in Erith, Bexley. The new development is set to breathe new life into the disused Erith Quarry site which has lain neglected for the past 40 years.
With sustainability at its heart, the innovatively designed development will establish high quality, considered living, along with educational and community spaces which will encourage nature and build on the ecology of the site.