Town Mayor unveils new public art installation at Thornbury retirement development

Thornbury Town Mayor Cllr Angela Symonds has unveiled a beautiful new public art installation at Churchill Retirement Living’s new Alexandra Lodge retirement development in the heart of Thornbury. The glass mural, entitled “Flowerbeds”, was created by artist Sasha Ward at her studio in Marlborough.

New apartment Owners were also on hand to take part in the grand unveiling on Monday 11th November, along with Churchill’s Regional Sales & Marketing Director Rachel Walsh and members of the Churchill team.

Installed in a prominent position on the front of the building, the glass mural has been screen printed with enamels, then toughened and laminated so that its vivid colours are permanent and protected.

Rachel Walsh, Regional Sales & Marketing Director of Churchill Retirement Living, said:

Churchill is an organisation that genuinely cares about giving something back to the communities we build in, so we are very proud to support this public art installation for the town. It provides the perfect finishing feature to our beautiful new development.

Explaining her inspiration for the design, artist Sasha Ward said:

“The general idea for my design comes from the patterns in a garden, with cobbles, flowerbeds and blossoming branches. The background cobble shapes are a bit like crazy paving that conceals the forms of flowers and leaves. Curved branches break across these cobbles, they end in the buds of flowers that also look a bit like clouds. The mural, above doors that take you from the Owners’ Lounge into the garden, is therefore placed between the inside and the outside, with the style of the work a mixture of geometry and nature.”

Thornbury Town Mayor Cllr Angela Symonds added:

It was a pleasure to attend the official unveiling of the art installation at Churchill Retirement Living’s new housing development in Thornbury, and also to meet the artist and some of the new apartment Owners who have moved in. I’m impressed at how well the design of the new building fits in with the existing street, and I’m sure the glass mural will be enjoyed by residents of the new apartments as well as by local people passing by.

To find out more about artist Sasha Ward, visit her website