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Cllr Relf and Zadrozny at the sutton mural

Work starts on Suttons new mural

Work has started on a new mural in Sutton town centre. Located in Portland Square the aim of the mural is to bring together Sutton’s past and future.

Designed by photo realist artist Zabou, the mural depicts the Walton Stocking Factory in the background representing Sutton’s long history of hosiery manufacturing. Freya, the girl in the foreground is a junior member of Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society viewing the stars at Sherwood Observatory, representing Sutton’s bright future.

Zabou is a French street artist based in London. She travels and paints realistic murals. Working mostly with spray paint, Zabou creates large-scale black and white portraits with colourful backgrounds.

Located on the side of the building occupied by Kim’s Diner, the project is being delivered as part of the Welcome Back Fund. The mural is a new attraction for the town centre and part of the Council’s commitment to delivering town centre improvements.

Cllr Jason Zadrozny, Leader of Ashfield District Council said:

“This is an amazing project bringing world class street art to Sutton. Zabou is a world-renowned artist and to have a piece of her artwork in Sutton is fantastic.
“She’ll be painting the mural through the week, so if you have chance pop down and see her in action. This is just the start of our improvement plans for Portland Square and Sutton town centre.”

As part of the £70m investment from the Towns Fund and Future High Streets Fund Portland Square and the area around Fox Street will be redeveloped. The plans will create a new gateway into the town centre with an area for events and a revitalised public space at Portland Square. This will complement improvement works along Low Street, the new public venue for music, theatre and cinema at Sutton Academy and the maker space and business hub on High Pavement. We are committed to making Sutton town centre a great place to work, shop and visit.