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Hackney Mosaic Project In Regent’s Park

June 8, 2023
by the gentle author


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Creators of the mosaic, Lisa Werner, Jackie Ormond, Gallina Sheke, Robin Pritchard, Ken Edwards, Janice Desler, Katrina & Iris Harvey, Gabi Liers, Rada Stilianova, Rose Woolmer & Tessa Hunkin


I cycled over to Regent’s Park to visit my friends at Hackney Mosaic Project as they celebrated the unveiling of their latest masterpiece in the children’s playground at the Parkway entrance, Camden Town.

Designer Tessa Hunkin and her team have conjured an elegant circular pavement within a pergola where children play on rainy days. Divided in slices like a pie, the design features whimsical images of the wild creatures who inhabit the park desporting themselves at play in a pastoral scene – hedgehogs flying a kite, a heron with a hula hoop, a squirrel blowing bubbles, a fox balancing a ball on his nose, and more.

‘The design was approved by the end of 2022,’ Tessa Hunkin explained to me, ‘so we were able to start work after Christmas. Our team took on the task with incredible enthusiasm and it was all finished in three months. Installation was delayed by the unsettled weather but we finally got three dry days and Walter Bernardin, the master mosaic fixer, was able to complete the job with his usual skill.’

THE HACKNEY MOSAIC PROJECT is seeking commissions, so if you would like a mosaic please get in touch

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7 Responses leave one →
  1. Annie Green permalink
    June 8, 2023

    This gives me hope. So beautiful.

  2. June 8, 2023

    It looks very beautiful and beautifully made – I shall visit at the first opportunity.

  3. Vanessa Coldwell permalink
    June 8, 2023

    Love this! We live in Wales and had never heard of the group. Will contact them to commission a piece (of our cat!).

  4. June 8, 2023

    Wonderful designs and colours. Beautiful work. The makers should be proud

  5. Sonia Murray permalink
    June 8, 2023

    This is truly beautiful! I’d love to come and see it this summer. Can’t book until the Border Force and Rail workers stop striking so I can get in and travel – I’m 87, so this will likely be my last year to come home to visit friends. And have fish and chips, and Sunday roast….! I miss England so much.

  6. Cherub permalink
    June 9, 2023

    How lovely is that, so beautifully designed and crafted.

  7. Janice permalink
    June 13, 2023

    That’s glorious!

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