This eye-catching mural has already become a much loved Thornton Heath attraction.
In eight days local designer Vân Dang, with the help of over 30 people who turned out to paint the mural, transformed a dreary white wall into a colourful Thornton Heath feature with this beautifully designed peacock symbolising benevolence, patience, kindness, compassion and knowledge.
The brightly coloured mural which is on the wall of the Shree Sakthy Ghanapathy Hindu Temple, opposite the roundabout on Brigstock Road was commissioned by the council as part of the regeneration of Thornton Heath with Vân selected from among six artists.
Over one hundred people turned up to a workshop organised by Vân which was held at the Hindu Temple and 220 people voted online for their choice of three designs for the mural with the Peacock winning.
Vân said: “This is the third time in three years I applied for the opportunity to design a mural and I am glad I have been given a chance with help from Thornton Heath Community Action Team to make the place I live look nicer”.