A tapestry, which has formed part of a community arts project, has been unveiled in a gallery in Nine Elms, Battersea.

The artwork was made by artist Richard Grayson, alongside local people and organisations from Wandsworth who developed their designs to make 42, A3 size features as part of a project held at the R.O.S.E Community Clubroom, Ascalon Street.

National housebuilder Bellway contributed £25,000 as part of its commitment to help form an art culture for the local community, reflecting the history of the site.

The cross-stitch tapestry unveiling took place Matt’s Gallery at The Residence, Nine Elms on Friday, June 1. The gallery is keen to including collaborative artwork produced with Wandsworth individuals and organisations who work with stitching, applique, and other textile techniques.

Robin Klassnik, founder and Director, Matt’s Gallery, added: “We’re excited about moving to Nine Elms and it’s fantastic that By Our Own Hand enables us to start work in the area sooner than envisaged! We are keen to get started and hope that Wandsworth locals embrace this project as their own. It is truly encouraging to see Wandsworth Council and Bellway delivering challenging and radical contemporary art to Nine Elms.”