A new piece of public art is being created this year in Creekside, by local artist Amber Khokhar, celebrating the rich and diverse community of Deptford. The brief was to create an artwork, in collaboration with the local community, which embraces the transformation of Cockpit’s Deptford studios and continues the spirit of the Love Over Gold mural created here in the 1980s.
The new artwork, entitled ‘Head, Heart, Hands’ will be made up of collaged triangular tiles, representing the rich mix of communities in the area.
“The idea is to engage local people by featuring landmarks and local figures and events, both historical and contemporary, like the Deptford High Street anchor. Some will be nostalgic, some touching and inspirational. Local people will look to see how many they recognise and share their knowledge with others. Newer arrivals will learn about the area’s rich history,” says Amber.