Site of proposed mural. Photograph: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Artists are invited to apply to paint a neglected underpass under the Lea Bridge Road.

The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority wants a community mural to be painted on the walls of a pedestrian tunnel that connects Leyton Marshes to the nature reserve by Hackney Marshes.

The Park Authority claims the subway is the target of “vandalism and anti-social behaviour”, and wants to initiate a “community rejuvenation project” to transform the space.

Alex Farris, Green Spaces Manager at Lee Valley Regional Park Authority said: “We’re very keen to be able to work with local talent in creating this mural and I hope to see many artists get in touch with us.

“The underpass is well-used by residents and visitors and we want it to be inviting and a pleasant route.

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority will work with the artists and local people in Waltham Forest and Hackney and run workshops to transform the space.

Anyone who would like to apply for the commission should email a covering letter and CV citing examples of relevant work before Friday 3 July to procurement@leevalleypark.org.uk with the subject heading, ‘Leyton Marsh Art Project’.

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  1. it’s a great opportunity for the paint lovers i think, hope some one will do this job soon, if i was in town will surely come to do this job with my crew, but i’m travelling but hopes are high

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