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26/10/2018

Bankside building site showcases local artists’ work

Residents and passers-by on Blackfriars Road can enjoy a new free public art gallery
on the hoardings of the Ludgate development site by the southern side of Blackfriars Bridge.

The outdoor gallery, created by TfL in partnership with Southwark Council, City of London, Better Bankside, developer Native Land and specialist contractor McGee is designed to add some colour and interest to the building works.

The gallery features high quality artworks by local artists. Each work of art interprets the theme
of ‘construction’ and was sponsored by a construction company or supplier, with proceeds going directly to a charity of their choice.

Each of the eight winning artworks was selected by a panel of experts, which included a representative from the Tate Gallery.

To find out more on all the artists involved please click on the names below:

Marc Byrne, Head of Social Responsibility, said:

“The art produced was excellent and it is extremely interesting to see how construction can be perceived by different artists. The gallery not only looks great but it has brought the local community together to help worthy charities.”

TfL’s Michael Barratt MBE, said:

“We would like to thank all involved, especially our sponsors. If we hadn’t received their support the gallery would not have been achievable and we would not have been able to support these local artists and raise funds for charities close to their hearts.”

The gallery will be on display until December.