Client Lewisham Borough Council / London Mayor’s Air Quality Fund
Location Brockley, Lewisham, London
Medium Vitreous enamel
Date 2017
Size 6 various 800-1200 x 1000-1600mm panel size
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 socially engaged public art scheme and through active public consultation combined with educational art and clean air themed workshops, that the artworks will help foster a collaborative and creative approach towards promoting cleaner air quality.
Tom managed the project in its entirety, establishing relationships with the local authority, relevant community groups and local businesses. He conducted a series of educational events in two local schools that informed the designs of the artworks and attended community meetings and public assemblies to gather opinions for the scheme and to inform the public of the project’s ambitions and aims. Tom managed the installation of the artworks at the different locations ensuring that all the sites and the corresponding businesses were informed of all key stages of the scheme.

Tom was commissioned over a 2 year period and his remit was extended due to the quality of his work. He worked independently and thoroughly over achieving in the positive outcomes to the project. He has fantastic creative and strategic abilities and a project would be safe in his hands.

Nancy Stridgen – Project Manager, Cultural and Community Development Lewisham Council