In celebration of the opening of Chimney Walk, we are delighted to unveil a striking new artwork for the Island by street artist My Dog Sighs.

My Dog Sighs, aka Paul Stone, has created a colourful 8-metre tall mural, depicting members of the Sugar House Island and Stratford community, who are reflected within a giant set of eyes. The locals portrayed in the mural include Sifat, who runs The Market convenience store and The Laundry Spot on the Island, pupils and teachers from School 360, members of the construction team on site and some of our residents.

My Dog Sighs describes the inspiration for the mural, “Depicting eyes in art tells a story and each eye on this mural reflects a member of the community in Stratford. It’s important for me as an artist that the work I produce embeds itself into the community, and including the local people in this mural gives them ownership of the piece.”

The mural is the perfect addition to the new public space we’ve created as part of Chimney Walk. The new square is set to be a hive of activity as we look to host outdoor events and will soon be home to a range of cafes, bars and galleries. A big thanks to My Dog Sighs for the creating this fantastic artwork, which is now available to view. Do pay us a visit and tag us in your photos @sugarhouseisland & @mydogsighs