Project Title LONDON MAYOR'S AIR QUALITY FUNDED PUBLIC ART PROJECT
Client Lewisham Borough Council / London Mayor’s Air Quality Fund
Location Brockley, Lewisham, London
Medium Vitreous enamel
Date 2017
Size various 800-1200 x 1000-1600mm panel size
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INTRODUCTION
Funded by the London Mayor’s Air Quality Fund, Tom Pearman was commissioned to design a series of enamel signs to be located within the Brockley area, in South London.
The locations included a public library, a public house, a station cafe and 3 local schools.  Each artwork has a different positive message on a different opening box that contains ‘CLEANER AIR’.
It is hoped through this public art scheme and through active public consultation and educational art and enviromental workshops, that the artworks will help foster a collaborative and creative approach towards promoting cleaner air quality.
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THERE IS A RISING CALL FOR MORE TO BE DONE TO SEE LONDON’S AIR QUALITY IMPROVE.
This Public Art project has been funded through the London Mayor’s Air Quality Fund, to raise the profile and engage with the local community on local air quality. Change requires action by all. Lewisham Council have revised their Air Quality Action Plan and are working closely with the Greater London Authority to continue to bring improvements. Recent  improvements have include the introduction of the 20 mph zone throughout Lewisham Highway roads, which is expected to reduce congestion and  associated air quality emissions. There needs to be a choice of alternatives to conventional car use when choosing to travel if emissions are to be  reduced. Lewisham is increasing its sustainable transport infrastructure, by expanding the electric vehicle charging point network and providing more  options for cycling and walker friendly routes, and is actively engaging in the London Mayor’s proposal for expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which will be a significant step forward in bringing Lewisham’s air quality within acceptable health limits.
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The below link is to a project specific website which documented the scheme as it developed:
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