Children’s tribute to Lowry unveiled at Walton Court

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More than 140 primary school pupils have proudly unveiled their mural to legendary artist L.S Lowry in Walton Court.

Students at Ashmead Combined School have been studying the work of the painter, who is famed for ‘matchstick’ images of workers in 20th century industrial scenes.

They each added their own Lowry-interpretation of life in their community onto the 30 boards, each of 8ft, which have been put up while £11.35 million regeneration work takes place at the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust site.

The boards will remain on show until Walton Court’s new-look shopping complex and homes are completed next year.

Buckinghamshire-based artist Stu Mclellan turned the children’s pieces into one artwork.

Ashmead co-headteacher Marcus Pickover said: “This project has been a great opportunity for us. The children have had a great time and we have received positive feedback from involved parents who really enjoyed being able to spend time with their children in this way.”

Richard Deville, head of development at the housing trust, said: “We always wanted the local community to feel part of the transformation of Walton Court Centre, and using our hoardings to display a larger than life piece of artwork seemed like a great way to get more people involved.

“We approached Ashmead School because of their proximity to Walton Court Centre and also because of the focus they put on art and design within their curriculum.”

> See more pictures in next week’s Bucks Herald.