GREYHOUND WALL COMPETITION

Greyhound wall mural Designed By Good People

Greyhound wall mural Designed By Good People

The Greyhound Pub in Sydenham has been empty for a few years and is now being developed. A competition has been run to add some public art to the rear wall of the pub. There were 60 entries in total. Our original entry looked like this:


Please note, this isn’t the final design, it’s still a work in progress.

We found out on Monday evening that we won. We are very excited by this and will keep you all updated as to the progress.

THE GREYHOUND & SYDENHAM IN PIXELS:

Each tile is one pixel. Each pixel is one image supplied by the people of Sydenham. They will be images of people, historical figures, illustrations, art, places, family photo’s, events photos, etc.

All the images together will make up the image of the greyhound seen below, which is based on historical images of the sign for The Greyhound pub.

When you get close you get to see the detail and the individual pixels, from a distance (3-5 m, the width of the passageway should give you a good view of the whole image) you see the greyhound.

The idea is to give people a sense of ownership and pride in Sydenham, to celebrate the present, past and future. Everyone who participates will have their name in a plaque shown on the right that also shows the history of
The Greyhound.

The windows can be covered with the same see through window film they use on London Buses to continue the tiles across the glass.

We have also designed a hanging pub sign for the back of the pub.

This image is a visual and doesn’t not contain the final images. These are yet to be collected.

Many thanks to our Intern, Sandra for all her hard work on this.

We will be collecting images for the wall about Sydenham. They can be of local art, family photo’s, history, famous people, old pictures, places around sydenham and events etc. We will include the other entries into the competition into the design so they will all be on the wall.

Each image will have to be square, 10cm x 10cm at 350dpi.

More details about how and where to send your images to follow shortly.

There is some feedback to the competition on the Sydenham Forum, which, despite the initial review has been incredibly positive.

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13 thoughts on “GREYHOUND WALL COMPETITION

  1. Annie says:

    I love the greyhound idea!

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  2. bookandbed says:

    I love this. Really well done!

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  3. Margaret Cooper says:

    Any update on the greyhound Lee? :0))

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    • Hi Margaret, after 200+ hours of work it’s ready, although we have a couple more images to add, a local friends wife died and we suggested they send us some images of her for the wall, which they have. IT takes so long to open the file that it takes up to half a day to make any amends (it’s 30GB!). We had to buy w new computer to cope with it. We hope this project will be a great local treasure. It’s been fun to do, but it’s cost us thousands and thousands of pounds to produce! We had to design the grass with wildflowers in order to get more images in as many of the images that were submitted just didn’t work with the tones in the image of the Greyhound.

      Purelake are ordering the tiles and we are awaiting instructions to upload the image. It’s about 2 months until installation.

      The Sydenham Society (of which we are members) have kindly said that they will include an update along with some of the other work we have done locally in the next newsletter.

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      • Margaret Cooper says:

        Wow! That was a fast reply Lee! Thanks for answering, I think it will be the highlight of recent developments in Sydenham, I have told my Children about it,and the fact that I have put forward a few photos for the project, so even after We as parents are not here,they can tell their own children and carry on the enjoyment of it,I am sorry to hear about the death of your friends wife.
        Also,Thank you for taking the time,thought and money,it is appreciated by those of us who love/d the old greyhound.
        Also good wishes to Ariana,who I know has helped you with all the hard work also.
        :0))

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  4. Ariana deserves the lions praise for the project, but Sandra Klein, a freelance designer was also involved. I hope the final installation does it justice!

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  5. […] Chalk boards with single offers on them (just painted marine ply boards, very cheap), cover the stall risers in some dark blue brick tiles and some simple signage and cleaning up the top of the building can make a huge difference for little cost. They could upgrade this and get the panel between the windows digitally printed onto tiles (as we are doing with the Greyhound Mural). […]

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  6. […] Kirkdale. We researched the history of the area, again working with local historian Steve Grindlay (as we did on the mural on the Greyhound Pub in the other part of Kirkdale). ‘Kirkdale High Street’ was the chosen name as it harks back to it’s original […]

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  7. […] Greyhound mural is finally installed, although no-one told us and you can’t see it! The building hasn’t […]

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  8. […] Greyhound mural is finally installed, although no-one told us and you can’t see it! The building hasn’t […]

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  9. […] Kirkdale. We researched the history of the area, again working with local historian Steve Grindlay (as we did on the mural on the Greyhound Pub in the other part of Kirkdale). ‘Kirkdale High Street’ was the chosen name as it harks back to it’s original […]

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