Take the Time, Mural Project
7 October – 14 November 2021
Heath Road, Twickenham
Remember the Future Artist Bryony Benge-Abbott has been working with students from Orleans Park and Waldegrave Schools and scientists from the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London to design this mural in response to the biodiversity and climate emergencies.
The mural, which expands from the face of the bridge into the tunnel, features bold imagery and intimate poetry about the legendary Oak tree, and about our relationship to it and how this epitomises how we don’t really take the time to get to know the natural world around us. What knowledge is entangled the Oaks roots that it wants to share and how might we begin to listen?
Can the young people of the borough of Richmond show us the way?
This is one of 8 mural sites across the UK that will form a set of responses by young people to the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in Glasgow this November.
From the 23 – 30 September, Bryony worked around the foot tunnel with help from volunteers and the team at Orleans House Gallery.
This project has been developed by Orleans House Gallery as part of our Cultural Reforesting programme, in collaboration with the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London, Octopus Energy and UK Youth for Nature.