Celebrating community in East London: Eleanor Hill (MA Architecture, 2019)
The Wood Street Altarpiece is a public artwork designed by RCA alumna Eleanor Hill. Installed in the underpass of a railway bridge next to Wood Street Station in Walthamstow, east London, the screen-printed enamel triptych celebrates significant local places and stories gathered from the community.
The commission was the result of an open call run by Making Places for Waltham Forest Council, in partnership with Create London. It provided Hill with the opportunity to put into practice methods and techniques she developed at the RCA, which centre around engaging communities in sharing local knowledge.