A "vibrant, bright and bold" piece of art at London's newest railway station was created in memory of the artist's mother - who worked at nearby Brent Cross shopping centre.

Time passes & still I think of you, a colourful 250sq m frieze by artist Giles Round, was unveiled on November 28 at Brent Cross West railway station.

The piece is dedicated to the artist's late mother Margaret Round, who for a time worked in Brent Cross shopping centre.

It combines personal memories with ideas about how place is essential to our sense of identity and how the buildings around connect us with the landscapes of our lives.

The artist, who was raised in Barnet, said:  “The work is a monument to love. It is for everyone, in particular, all we have lost."

When it opens on Sunday (December 10), the station will serve the new Brent Cross Town area, a joint venture between Barnet Council and developer Related Argent.

The artwork at the station's eastern entrance connects to Copper Square, the centre of Brent Cross's new business and innovation district.

It was unveiled as Barnet launches its bid to be London's Borough of Culture for 2027.

Cllr Ammar Naqvi, Barnet Council's cabinet member for culture, leisure, arts and sports, said: “High profile artworks like the latest frieze by Giles Round at Brent Cross West help to showcase how we are building Barnet as a cultural destination.

"Our commitment to bid to become London’s Borough of Culture is about identifying and amplifying the amazing cultural offerings we already have here in Barnet, and about attracting artists, musicians and other cultural contributors to come here.”

Morwenna Hall, partner at Related Argent, said: "This is an exciting day to unveil a major piece of public art which is part of the new Brent Cross West station.

"We are committed to delivering arts and culture from the very beginning of the development for the local community to enjoy."

Curator Phoebe Greenwood said: "Giles Round is one of the UK’s most important artists with significant permanent public artworks across the country.

"Art, Round believes, has a critical place alongside architecture and design in creating organisations and environments to help us live well. The artist's commitment to the civic and their unique relationship to the location has brought something profoundly personal into this new public space.

"This is a vibrant artwork. Bright colour, bold geometry, scale, beauty, pleasure - these are important elements the artist enjoys working with.”

The station, located between Cricklewood and Hendon stations on the Midland Mainline, will connect the area to central London, with journey times to St Pancras taking as little as 12 minutes.

The new Brent Cross Town neighbourhood is planned as part of a wider 180-acre development around the station, with 6,700 new homes and office space for 25,000 workers, alongside a new high street.