See Railway Arches Transformed Into Endangered Animals Mural

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 27 months ago
See Railway Arches Transformed Into Endangered Animals Mural
Image: Iberian Lynx, endangered, population increasing. By Louis Masai

13 street artists are coming together this weekend to raise awareness of endangered animals.

12 murals will be painted onto a 120 metre long stretch of railway arches close to Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, and a miniature sculpture trail will also be created.

Each of the murals will represent a threatened animal species. According to the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) there are currently 23,250 species listed as threatened worldwide.

Artists taking part include Andy Council (responsible for the Chelsea Rhinos Mural and Crouch End Dinosaur), Carrie Reichardt (who created one of the elephants for the London Elephant Parade) and Louis Masai, whose artworks of endangered animals are currently on display in Gare Du Nord station in Paris.

Masai worked with Human Nature, an environmental art platform, to create the event.

Endangered 13 takes place on Ackroyd Drive in Tower Hamlets 12pm-7pm on 10 April. The mural will be left in situ after it's created, and is free to view.

Last Updated 04 April 2016