Art work displayed at Colchester station as part of Greater Anglia’s Community Spaces scheme

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Stunning art work has gone on display in the waiting room at Colchester rail station, as part of Greater Anglia’s Community Spaces initiative.

The train operator is providing space at its stations for community projects and exhibitions to help support the communities it serves.

The art work was installed after artist Debbie Ayles applied to the scheme and was put in touch with the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership, who helped to arrange for the paintings to be installed.

The three panels – enlargements of Debbie’s original paintings The D7 Bus, Every Window Tells a Story and City Lights - are snapshots of daily life in Canary Wharf which contrast the quality of colourful, watery layers of paint on handmade paper in reconstructing the glass, metal and concrete architecture of London.

Greater Anglia’s Community Partnerships Manager, Paul Haynes, said, “We were delighted to support Debbie’s request which has transformed the waiting room and offered a public exhibition space for this stunning art work, bringing it to a new audience.”

Terri Ryland, Community Rail Officer for the Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership said, “It’s been a pleasure working with Debbie to bring this project to fruition and bring her fantastic work to Colchester where it will be seen and enjoyed by the thousands of people who use the station.”

Anyone who is interested in the Community Spaces initiative can visit https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/about-us/community-space for details and an application form.