The fourth artist featured in our current exhibition – London Bridge OPEN 2 Boundaries – is Ann Dickie who is showcasing two of her artworks.

London Bridge Hotel is a former telephone exchange built in 1916 which is now surrounded by the equally stunning and evolving architecture of London Bridge. To reflect this contrast of historical and modern existing side-by-side, London Bridge Hotel’s General Manager, Julio Marques, has curated an exhibition which includes 20 different approaches to architecture using a myriad of methods including wood carving, oil paint on concrete, illustration, London’s pubs re-imagined, screen printing and painting on silk.  The theme of the exhibit coincided with The London Festival of Architecture this summer.

Door (above right)
Silk, steam fixed dyes, pencil and gutta
64cm x 54cm
Translucency – allowing light and colour but not detailed shapes to pass through. Inspired by the Fashion and Textile Museum

Iced Puddle (above left)
Silk, steam fixed dyes, pencil and gutta
£600 70m x 66c
Pot hole transfigured by nature

Ann says:

“With a background in performance my work is a reflection of a career as a dance and choreographer. Inspired by day to day experiences my starting points are movement, theatre, illusion and the experience of performing. I’m naturally drawn to line, structure, shape and colour both in dance and painting. With fabric, paint, colour and liquid as collaborators instead of dancers these creative experiences present me with new, different and stimulating challenges.

“Born in Coventry I moved to London at seventeen to study dance full time and then dances with companies in Zurich and Cologne before returning to England to join Rambert. I was founder/artistic director of Lurching Darts and From Here to Maturity Dance Companies commissioning some of the countries most exciting choreographers to create work for Arts Council funded UK tours us well as undertaking a wide range of research and community projects.”



London Bridge OPEN 2 – Over 100 artists submitted work for consideration for London Bridge OPEN 2 with 17 chosen for this second exhibit.  OPEN 2 artworks are displayed throughout the public areas of the hotel and its adjoining Quarter Bar & Lounge, allowing potential buyers the opportunity to see an artwork in an environment more akin to a contemporary home. All OPEN art works can be purchased and the exhibition runs until December 2019.


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