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Street artist Nathan Bowen creates recycling mural in Borough Market

London SE1 website team

Shoppers in Borough Market on Thursday and Friday were able to watch renowned graffiti artist Nathan Bowen create a new work to decorate the gates of the market's recycling compound.

Street artist Nathan Bowen creates recycling mural in Borough Market

The Catford-born artist is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

"This is a new departure for the market and we are delighted to have Nathan working with us, providing the opportunity for our shoppers and traders to interact with him as he works on the installation during our normal trading hours," says Borough Market managing director Glenis Reagon.

"His expressive street style will draw attention to our recycling area, where we have been making significant inroads in reducing and making effective use of Borough Market waste.

"The opportunity to watch an artist at work is rare, and this is one of the creative ways we wish to encourage the local community to enjoy the space Borough Market provides."

Since the introduction of a new waste management policy last year, between 85 and 90 per cent of the waste at Borough Market is now recycled.

Nathan will will return to the market in May to carry out a larger project.

His work can also be seen on the hoardings opposite the Hop Exchange in Southwark Street.

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