William Morris Mural in E17

Hookedblog recently travelled to Walthamstow in East London catching up on the London street art and graffiti work of our friends at Wood Street Walls

As we have been abroad travelling we have missed a number of the newer mural projects they have been arranging and painted in their E17 neighbourhood and a visit from us was long overdue.

William Morris Walthamstow Mural

One of the new London murals we photographed while in Walthamstow was that of artist ATMA’s, a Blackhorse Road resident and a founding artist of the Wood Street Walls Project. 

The artist's mural painted on the gable end wall on Bedford Road features a stencil portrait of the English textile designer and socialist activist William Morris. 

A one time Walthamstow resident Morris’s family home now houses the William Morris Gallery which is located next to this new Walthamstow mural from ATMA.

For this project organizer, Wood Street Walls and William Morris Big Local enlisted the help of the local HEET society. Also based in Walthamstow, HEET helps the elderly and those on lower incomes save money on their fuel bills by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. 

The wall on which the mural was painted was fully insulated by Heet prior to ATM painting his mural.was fully insulated by HEET before ATMA began work on his mural.

The local residents were also invited to contribute by way of a vote on how the final mural would look. Locals were able to choose between six different William Morris patterns that would sit behind the portrait, with the pattern getting the most votes being what was painted by ATMA on the finished mural.

Walthamstow's William Morris Portrait Mural by ATMA

Where to find Walthamstow's William Morris Portrait Mural

The Walthamstow William Morris Mural is located on Bedford Road, London in the car park opposite the William Morris Gallery

If you head over to Walthamstow to visit the mural we suggest you also visit the excellent William Morris Gallery where you can learn more about this famous local and the British Arts and Crafts Movement. 

A short film was produced featuring the William Morris mural along with street artist ATMA while he was painting the wall. We have shared the short film in this blog post: William Morris Mural video post.  

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