ARTIST Adébayo Bolaji has been selected to create a significant new piece of public artwork for Acton Gardens, the regenerated former South Acton estate.

Adé’s designs were selected by a judging panel and his work will form the centrepiece of the re-designed Central Plaza, alongside a new children’s play area.

The bid focuses on a sculpture in the form of a throne, with a mural displayed on the reverse.

Adé will be hosting a series of workshops in the Acton Gardens Community Centre to develop his ideas.

He draws inspiration from his time spent living on the South Acton estate and is looking forward to returning to the area.

The artwork will installed on completion of Phase 8.2 of the Countryside and L&Q development in early 2024.

Adébayo Bolaji said: “This project is more than a project, for me. South Acton will always feel like home. I feel so lucky to have been selected to be a part of something that recognises just how necessary, powerful, life-changing and creative community can be.

“I feel all my early experiences from South Acton, the inspirational voices that contributed to any success I’ve had, have given me a clearer perspective on how to execute this moment to build something memorable.”