Station mosaics unveiled

Artworks are part of the latest project by Palmers Green Action Team to make the area more attractive

The mosaics at Palmers Green Station, made by Alex McHallam and Tamara Froud, take inspiration from the area's parks and open spaces (credit Amanda Eatwell www.amandaeatwellphotography.com)
The mosaics at Palmers Green Station, made by Alex McHallam and Tamara Froud, take inspiration from the area’s parks and open spaces (credit Amanda Eatwell www.amandaeatwellphotography.com)

On Platform 1 at Palmers Green Station, four mosaic panels have been installed as a celebration of the local green spaces; the parks, rivers and gardens of the local area.

Designed and made by Alex McHallam and Tamara Froud, the works were commissioned by Palmers Green Action Team (PGAT) and funded by Govia Thameslink Railway, the parent company of Great Northern which operates the railway station.

Local knowledge really helped Alex research for material for the designs, as she grew up in the area. The artists also worked on one of the panels with pupils from Broomfield School.

Alex said: “I was thrilled to be asked to create site-specific work in an area I know so well. Once I had seen the arches on the platform I knew I wanted to fill them with art.

“They are so inviting, as they suggest windows or doors into another view.”

There is also a small reference to the pandemic as Alex and Tamara have included a discarded face mask with their initials on the ‘parks’ panel. She added: “There is no doubt that the project has been shaped by the pandemic and we felt we wanted to acknowledge it as well as celebrating all the area.”

Jenny Saunders, customer services director for Thameslink and Great Northern, said: “We owe a huge ‘thank you’ to Alex and Tamara for conceiving and creating this fabulous set of mosaics for Palmers Green, and to our partners PGAT for commissioning such talented local artists.”

For more information about the artists:
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Email [email protected]