Forest Hill Mural - Progress Updates



The SE23 community is organising a brand new mural to welcome people to Forest Hill.


Here’s the latest on our progress:

:arrows_counterclockwise: In Progess:

  • Risk Assessment:
    • @Lionel will liase with Network Rail to provide a risk assessment tweaked to suit FH

:clipboard: TODO

:white_check_mark: Done:

  • Cleaning the wall: March 17th.
  • Arrange parking for the artist’s van
  • Run Crowdfunder: 8th January, ran for 75 hours before exceeding target
  • Network Rail permission:
    • @Pauline spoke with Ed from Network Rail on 5/12 & all is good to go with them
    • Ed will email @Pauline on 6/12 with any further info needed.
  • Colour / variant selection
  • Selected a site: the rail bridge underpass on Waldram Crescent (AKA South Circular)
  • Lined up our first willing artist with a quote and mulitple design variants ready to put to the vote.
  • Secured permissions in principle
  • Secured our first major donors in principle
  • Finished call for designs
    • We have mockups from @Lionel in the traditional rail style with two colour options, and a fun walrussy variant created by @Armadillo, which Lionel has confirmed he’s able to paint.
    • A prominent local street artist responded to say she supported @Lionel’s bid so would not be submitting a design of her own.
    • A local designer has submitted a design. No artist/quote was submitted before the deadline so this design will not be featured in the vote
  • Designing the voting process
    • The (opt-in) @FH_Mural group decided how voting will work for design and colour options.


The site for this mural will be Waldram Crescent (AKA South Circular) under the railway bridge, on the Eastern side as indicated here:

Major Donors

Special thanks to our major donors so far:


  • Painting: £2,100 for painting. Any excess to be used for contingency or donated to the Forest Hill Society.
  • Maintenance Fund: £250 for accounting reasons we’ll collect only the sum for the painting
  • Crowdfunding: Up to 12% in crowdfunding site fees + transaction fees

:pencil2: This is a wiki-topic, editable by all established members.

[Poll] Forest Hill Mural - Choose a Design (Round 1)
A better welcome to those passing through SE23
Forest Hill Mural - Call for Designs (deadline Dec 11th)
Forest Hill Mural - Cleaning the wall
Painting the Forest Hill Mural