We answered a tender asking for designs for public art to commemorate naturalist and marine biologist Philip Henry Gosse. In 2021 a new blue plaque was unveiled at Skinner Street in Poole to acknowledge Gosse’s work and contribution to marine biology. In creating the design we wanted to present his beautiful marine illustrations in a way that would have a breathtaking impact, similar as to when they were first seen by Victorian audiences. Our aim was firstly to create something beautiful for residents and visitors to enjoy, but also to find a fresh new way to present and celebrate Gosse’s work – replicating the illustrations as closely as possible, bringing them together into a unique composition. This mural was funded by Historic England and Poole BID, and supported by BCP Council as part of Historic England’s national High Streets Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) programme.
BCP & POOLE BID HIGH SREETS HERITAGE GOSSE MURAL
DESIGN, MURAL, PRODUCTION