Three Bridges station underpass now houses a bright colourful mural, aimed at encouraging people to think about the journeys they’d like to make. Inspired by local school pupils ideas and to complement the mural painted on the Network Rail bridge outside the station, community artist Graham Upton has created this wonderful artwork. He transferred his designs onto film material, and then, with the help of GTR maintenance staff and with support from the station partners, he applied it onto the wall at the far end of the underpass.
Funding for this project was given by the Gatwick Community Fund, to the Three Bridges Forum who adopted the station in 2018. Rowena Tyler, Arun Valley Line Officer said:
“This mural has been a long time in the planning, securing funding and installing, with many a twist and turn, on the way. It’s wonderful to see it installed, and I am grateful to everyone for their perseverance and willingness to make this happen.”
Brenda Burgess Crawley Borough Councillor said:
“This project was a great opportunity to promote Community Art and to encourage local schools to participate. I am extremely grateful to those schools, – whose work was recently displayed at the Crawley Museum – and I am also grateful to Network Rail who encouraged the first Mural on the Bridge and to GTR Southern Station Manager who made it possible to create the second colourful mural in the station itself. Graham Upton proved to be an amazing artist incorporating many of the children’s ideas in the finished mural. The project brought so many people together, including the involvement of the local Forum, station staff and officers. Let’s hope it opens up future opportunities to promote art in the community, not only in Three Bridges, but also throughout the Town of Crawley”
Carrol Humphris, Station Manager at Three Bridges said:
“We are very thankful to Graham for this wonderful piece of artwork. It is lovely to have a piece of art within the station that has been contributed to by the local schools and children within the Three Bridges Area. A Big thank you to everyone that has contributed to making this happen.”
Graham, installing the mural, ably assisted by Steven Pedja, GTR station staff member.