RISE, Mount Anvil's £14 million new apartment scheme is having a significant regenerative effect on Alperton waterside with a welcome facelift to this section of the Grand Union Canal. Mount Anvil has created three new canal boat moorings and a new footbridge plus commissioned the installation of a striking sculpture - Steles - by noted London-based artist Keith Wilson.
The sculpture Steles comprises five slender bars of colour and creates a focal point within the RISE scheme. Its bright, colourful materials are well suited to the waterside location, and were chosen by the artist for their similarity to the colours commonly used in marine industries. Keith Wilson, artist and curator, said: "As you cross the bridge to RISE, my sculpture comes in to view like a little piece of theatre as the slender bars of colour merge and separate, picking up on the canal's reflected light."
Killian Hurley, Chief Executive of Mount Anvil said: "A commitment to public art is vital to the community. Steles has brought colour to the canalside and breathed fresh life into a previously tired waterway. We hope the residents and local people will enjoy the sculpture for years to come.