West Herts College art students' Culture of Watford mural in Clarendon Road subway unveiled

Watford Observer: Art students' underpass mural unveiled Art students' underpass mural unveiled

A mural designed by art students, which has brightened up a central Watford underpass, was officially opened this week.

The art work on the Clarendon Road subway, which has been gradually appearing over the last few months, is the work of West Herts College students and is called the Culture of Watford.

Elected mayor Dorothy Thornhill was on hand for its official opening this week.

West Herts College course leader Debbie Crooks said: "The ‘Culture of Watford’ project was a great collaboration with Highways Agency and Watford Borough Council. It was a satisfying project and the students can feel they have made a contribution to their community."

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1:11pm Thu 24 Jan 13

MarsLander says...

Art's not what it used to be.

The main wall in the picture looks awful.
Art's not what it used to be. The main wall in the picture looks awful. MarsLander
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1:29pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Andrew1963 says...

It is not to my taste either, but it's a lot better than the rather dismal previous appearance. Longer term i think this subway should be closed anyway as the light sequence allows people to cross on the level from Clarendon Road. What is the worst subway in Watford - I nominate Charter Place to Sutton Road car park.
It is not to my taste either, but it's a lot better than the rather dismal previous appearance. Longer term i think this subway should be closed anyway as the light sequence allows people to cross on the level from Clarendon Road. What is the worst subway in Watford - I nominate Charter Place to Sutton Road car park. Andrew1963
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6:30pm Thu 24 Jan 13

MarsLander says...

Subways are a great idea but are awful in practice. I don't feel safe using them and never have.

I'd prefer to fill them all in and make more road crossings.
Subways are a great idea but are awful in practice. I don't feel safe using them and never have. I'd prefer to fill them all in and make more road crossings. MarsLander
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12:37am Fri 25 Jan 13

drunkenduck says...

You thought the art would reflect on Watford, past & present.. Has Watford got a Culture?

But it shows in the 1st photo of some one who wants to ruining Watford's future...
You thought the art would reflect on Watford, past & present.. Has Watford got a Culture? But it shows in the 1st photo of some one who wants to ruining Watford's future... drunkenduck
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8:52am Fri 25 Jan 13

MarsLander says...

drunkenduck wrote:
You thought the art would reflect on Watford, past & present.. Has Watford got a Culture?

But it shows in the 1st photo of some one who wants to ruining Watford's future...
You're right, they could have shown pictures depicting the destruction of the Cassiobury Park gates or more recently the bulldozing of the allotments at Field Terrace, just a few scenes of the Watford culture started by Labour and carried on by the LibDems.

You only have to look at a bit of concrete and tarmac and you can see exactly what future the LibDems have in mind for Watford and the culture that comes with it.
[quote][p][bold]drunkenduck[/bold] wrote: You thought the art would reflect on Watford, past & present.. Has Watford got a Culture? But it shows in the 1st photo of some one who wants to ruining Watford's future...[/p][/quote]You're right, they could have shown pictures depicting the destruction of the Cassiobury Park gates or more recently the bulldozing of the allotments at Field Terrace, just a few scenes of the Watford culture started by Labour and carried on by the LibDems. You only have to look at a bit of concrete and tarmac and you can see exactly what future the LibDems have in mind for Watford and the culture that comes with it. MarsLander
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