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Power of paint: Southside Shopping Centre seeks local artist

Southside Shopping Centre is searching for a local artist to create a community inspired masterpiece and have their work displayed in the heart of Wandsworth.

The South West London retail destination is seeking a creative artist from Wandsworth to transform the brickwork at the centre’s busy throughfare at their West Entrance into a vibrant, colourful and welcoming new street art display space for local residents and guests of Southside to enjoy. 

The open call is supported by Southside’s owners Landsec and Invesco Real Estate, and the successful artist will receive a £17,000 budget to bring their vision to life. The design should reflect a clear connection to the character and soul of the area and consider full design and installation methods of the mural.

Rebecca Ruddle, Centre Director at Southside Shopping Centre, commented: “We’re delighted to be supporting the work of emerging artists in the borough and provide them with a canvas to showcase their talent and leave their mark in Wandsworth.

“Southside plays a key role at the heart of Wandsworth and truly reflects the local community in everything we do – which is why we’re searching for a local artist who can capture the essence of our community in their design. We’re looking for something that resonates with our residents and guests and brings joy and pride to all who encounter it.”

The closing date for artists to submit their expression of interest is midnight on Monday 29th April. Shortlisted artists will each receive £700 to submit a proposed mock-up of their work with a detailed plan for implementation. The successful artist will be announced on Monday 29th July, with the work expected to be installed in Autumn 2024.

For more information of entry details and to submit your expression of interest, visit