GMW- ‘Wind of Peace’ 1983


Address: Creek Road, Greenwich, SE10.

Size: 30′ x 303′

Materials: Keim Kunstlerfarben A on Lime free render.

Commissioned by: London Muralists for Peace initiative responding to the GLC Peace Year.

Funded by: Greater London Council; Greater London Arts Association, London Borough of Greenwich, Department of Environment.

Painted by: Stephen Lobb, Carol Kenna, Tenants from Meridian Estate.

The mural illustrates the people of Greenwich resisting the threat of nuclear war. It was one of six murals painted under the banner ‘ London Muralists for Peace’ by artists Brian Barnes, Paul Butler, Dale McCrae, Pauline Harding, Ray Walker, Carol Kenna and Stephen Lobb.

In design was selected by consensus by the Meridian Estates tenants who also agreed that the new mural should replace the original Creek Road mural that was in bad repair. The wall was sandblasted to remove the old mural, re-rendered with Lime free render and painted anew. The centre image of Greenwich was deliberately included as a reference to ‘The People’s River’ mural at the request of the residents.


18 years of wear and tear.


The wall under tarpaulin to prevent the sand spreading too far.


The new wall.


The centrepiece


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Left to right: Brian Barnes, Tony Banks, Carol Kenna, Stephen Lobb at the opening ceremony.