Daytrips- Kenneth Barden & J E Tyrrell- Mosaic Murals- Gosport.
On my recent road trip holiday, I, like most people before they go away anywhere like to look up murals to visit whilst out and about. I like to then tell my travel companions that they are going to see wondrous sights filled with concrete, murals and tiles. The 20th Century Society is my go to helping guide for all the things that I need to see and I chose to see The Seaward & Harbour Towers.
I do like a good mural and I wasn't disappointed either. There was quite a lot of building going on so we couldn't get into the main area and it was very, very windy, so the blue block was to be seen only from far away.
'The pair of 16-storey tower blocks overlooking the harbour were clad with abstract unglazed mosaic murals made by Carter’s of Poole and running the whole 135 feet height. Hugely impressive due to their scale, these murals are best seen from the ferry whilst crossing the river.'
I enjoyed this mini holiday interlude of mosaics very much and wanted to stay longer but I didn't have my ear muffs and these are important when in wind.
See more about the mosaics and the makers here- http://www.pooleimages.co.uk/Pages/CartersTiles.aspx
Like more stuff like this? Go to- http://tilesoc.org.uk/tacs/ they have a database of ceramic tile locations- excellent.
Like to find murals? Click the link below and type in where you live and get lost in a sea of never ending pages of beauty - http://c20society.org.uk/murals-campaign/