Mural brought to life
A STUDENT has had her work commissioned after winning a competition to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Cristina Bree, from Chalfont St Giles, took part in a mural competition run by the Environment Agency and won the What the Magna Carta Means Today category.
Schools and colleges in Runnymede were asked to design two commemorative murals and the winning designs were painted by artist Helen Brady, from Inspired Spaces, on the walls of the lock- keeper’s house at Bell Weir Lock, in Runnymede.
Andrew Graham, waterway manager for the Environment Agency, said: “The original idea of the mural actually came from David Andrews, who is our resident lock-keeper at Bell Weir Lock.
“It has been great to see the wall transform into a fantastic piece of artwork which reflects the magnitude of the Magna Carta and how it has affected law, popular culture and human rights over the last 800 years.”
Mural contest winner Cristina Bree with competition sponsor Craig Spencer, guest relation manager at the Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel