New Nelson Mandela mural appears in Camden Town street named after him
25 July, 2017 — By Dan Carrier
THE Camden Town street that was once home to the anti-apartheid movement and was renamed in honour of Nelson Mandela has a new mural this week – a soaring 50ft-high image of the African National Congress leader, freedom fighter and president of South Africa.
Unveiled to mark Mandela Day – a global celebration of his life’s work for peace, equality and freedom – the artwork on a former warehouse building in Mandela Street was created by five street artists from collective Global Street Art.
Commissioned by owners of the building, Brockton Capital, it took a fortnight to complete. “As soon as we heard what they wanted, we were very happy to be involved,” said GSA’s Tom Maya. “The subject and the sheer size of the piece meant it was a real honour to be part of it.”