While Shillinglaw is no stranger to working on a large scale (we loved his shed at Latitude Festival last year), this piece measures a whopping 385 metres.
Entitled Tapestry, it forms part of the Living Walls project, a participatory art programme for the Queen Elizabeth Park hoardings curated by Moniker Projects and Create.
The piece will be in place for around three to five years.
Shillinglaw says, ‘It’s an investment, not just a financial investment, but an investment into culture and to London, and to young aspiring artists and to everyone who sees this painting and walks past it.’
The mural depicts the story of the park and the people that live around it, showing their tales from the announcement that London had won the Olympic bid to the event itself, and into the future of the space.
It’s brought to life with Shillinglaw’s signature bright colours, strange figures and hand-painted type, with wonderful and often surreal symbols that look set to give the space a big, bright boost for now and the future.
Tapestry can be seen at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST