Foundation learner John has recommended the following exhibitions, Thanks John!
Working with The City Centre and the City of London Corporation, artist Rebecca Louise Law has created ‘The City Garden’, a site-specific installation of natural materials inspired by gardens within the City. This will be the first public art installation at The City Centre and is sponsored by The London Wall Place Partnership, a joint venture betweenBrookfield and Oxford Properties. This micro-theatre of London’s natural world will feature fresh flowers entwined with copper wire that are suspended above head height where they can be closely observed as they dry and preserve.
The City Centre has commissioned two films of City gardens that accompany the exhibition and a map of the gardens that inspired Rebecca’s installation. The map will also be available in an app that leads visitors through the City’s open spaces detailing the history, horticulture and design of some iconic gardens.
Rebecca Louise Law is an Installation Artist based in East London, specialising in artworks made with natural materials, namely flora. The physicality and sensuality of her site specific work plays with the relationship between man and nature. Law is passionate about natural change and preservation, allowing her work to evolve as nature takes its course and offering an alternative concept of beauty.
Notable commissions include ‘The Flower Garden Display’d’, (The Garden Museum, London),‘The Grecian Garden’ (Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens), and ‘Flowers 2015: Outside In’ (Times Square, New York) and Law’s work has been exhibited at sites such as the Royal Academy and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The City Garden exhibition is open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 – 17:00
LA’s giant new interactive model of central London brings the story of London’s historical and physical development to life through a sophisticated projection system integrated with films.
At 12.5 metres-long, the model covers more than 85 square kilometres of London, 19 Boroughs and approximately 170,000 buildings, including 34km of the Thames with its corresponding 21 bridges. It extends from King’s Cross in the north to Peckham in the south and the Royal Docks in the east to Old Oak Common in the west.
Touchscreens allow buildings and major infrastructure projects to be brought to life across the surface of the model, showing the key areas of change and revealing the sheer scale of proposed development in the capital. Visitors can also call up detailed information and key facts on London’s newest and projects buildings. Integrated films document the history and development of the capital, the impact of the London Plan, major infrastructure plans, the rise of tall buildings and the ongoing influence of the Great Estates.
The New London Model is free to visit. Guided tours of the model are available – contact us
to find out more.